Meet “Abu Ahmad Al-Chihuahua,” the tiniest non-child soldier fighting in Syria. Others have compared him to Mini-Me, but I think “terrorist Tyrion Lannister” is more appropriate.
No, “Al-Chihuahua” is not his real name (assuming this picture is real to begin with). It’s a nickname given to him by Leith Abou Fadel, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Masdar News.
Abu Ahmad Al-Chihuahua pic.twitter.com/gNNR66KHcY— Leith Abou Fadel (@leithfadel) September 28, 2015
As Fadel told the Daily Mail:
A friend shared his picture and I picked up on it. I tried to find out more about him, but the information was limited. All we know is that he is a member of the Syrian Al Qaeda group Jabhat Al-Nusra.
The words “adorable” and “jihadist” aren’t usually used in the same sentence. But beheadings and bombings aside, I’ll be damned if this isn’t the cutest Islamic militant I’ve ever seen. That said, if his story checks out, I hope one of Putin’s jets makes him even smaller.