The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has unveiled the face of its new leader, Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who replaces the former leader, Baghdadi, that killed himself during the US raid.
Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi is the new face of terror in the Middle East.
According to the Daily Mail, two intelligence services have noted al-Salbi — a Sharia law graduate — takes over the terrorist organization’s reins after former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up duing an attack last October.
The new leader reportedly helped found ISIS and reportedly brought in Sharia Law in Syria and Iraq. Al-Salbi organized ISIS’s enslavement of the Yazidi people in Iraq.
The U.K. Guardian reported al-Salbi was made the new ISIS leader mere hours after al-Baghdadi perished. The Guardian noted al-Salbi was unveiled as leader during the last three months and as a person who has extremist views similar to those of his predecessor.
Born in Mosul, al-Salbi is thought of as one of the most influential ideologues remaining within the organization.
After studying Sharia Law at the University of Mosul, al-Salbi worked his way up the ISIS ladder. Al-Salbi reportedly tried to justify an attempted genocide on the Yazidi population, the Daily Mail reported.
Within ISIS, al-Salbi is also known by the monikers “The Professor” and “The Destroyer.”
His horrific deeds include ordering homosexuals to be thrown off rooftops and the stoning of women accused of adultery.
After al-Baghdadi’s death, many ISIS members escaped to Syria and Iraq. While al-Salbi’s current whereabouts are unknown, it’s believed he is hiding out in a town west of Mosul, the Daily Mail reported.