Some say he puts the “fat” in “fatwa”, others have said it will be difficult to hang him, but Jabba the Jihadi’s arrest by Iraqi forces has certainly brought the fight against terrorism to comedic levels as he was taken away on a flatbed truck in the dead of night.
Responsible for deaths of countless men, women and children through his issuing of fatwa’s, Abu Abdul Bari is a jihadist preacher who has been on the wanted list of Iraqi police for some time now, and was eventually tracked down to a Mosul hideout.
This was the scene as he was ferried away by police in Mosul:
Macer Gifford, who fought against ISIS in Syria, has been given the credit for the preacher’s catchy nickname:
I'm delighted to say that the Islamic States very own Jabba the Hut has been captured in Mosul.
Responsible for the execution of men, women and children.
This animal raped and murdered.
Good luck hanging him Iraq 😬 pic.twitter.com/r1naWIXYMA
— Macer Gifford (@macergifford) January 16, 2020
There were of course some funny reactions to the arrest:
— Scott St. Clair (@PiperScott1949) January 17, 2020
You can’t run and you can’t hide… https://t.co/4N6qeqW7Q8
— Mike Miller (@mikeym2106) January 17, 2020
Iraqis gonna need a crane to hang this one.
— Abdoulrakhmanov (@Abdoulrakhmanov) January 16, 2020