Abu Ayyub al-Masri

1968 - 2010

Abu Ayyub al-Masri

Abu Ayyub al-Masri ( (listen) AH-boo ah-YOOB ahl MAHSS-ree; أبو أيّوب المصري, ʾAbū ʾAyyūb al-Maṣrī, translation: "Father of Ayyub the Egyptian"; 1967 – 18 April 2010), also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (pronunciation ; أبو حمزة المهاجر ʾAbū Ḥamzah al-Muhāǧir, translation: "Father of Hamza the immigrant") and other aliases (see name), was the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq during the Iraqi insurgency, following the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June 2006. He was war minister of the Islamic State of Iraq from 2006-2010 and prime minister of the Islamic State of Iraq from 2009–2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Ayyub al-Masri has received more than 314,644 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 141st most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Abu Ayyub al-Masri ranks 140 out of 182Before him are Dokka Umarov, John Haigh, Richard Chase, Yigal Amir, Luis Garavito, and Brigitte Mohnhaupt. After him are Guy Burgess, Dennis Nilsen, Matteo Messina Denaro, Viktor Bout, Ibn al-Khattab, and Stanley Williams.

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Among people born in 1968, Abu Ayyub al-Masri ranks 92Before him are Anna Gunn, Michael Stich, D'arcy Wretzky, Julian McMahon, Sidse Babett Knudsen, and Iñaki Urdangarin. After him are Alejandro Sanz, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Jorja Fox, Choi Jin-sil, Robert Jarni, and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Among people deceased in 2010, Abu Ayyub al-Masri ranks 192Before him are Huang Hua, Abbey Lincoln, Peter Steele, Lena Horne, Ziba Ganiyeva, and Robin Milner. After him are Rue McClanahan, Bernard Giraudeau, Pavel Kolchin, Nelly Landry, Philippa Foot, and Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Abu Ayyub al-Masri ranks 361 out of 432Before him are Pope Heraclas of Alexandria (180), Sherif Ismail (1955), Stéphanos II Ghattas (1920), Aisha Abd al-Rahman (1913), Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed (1872), and Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni (1940). After him are Ahmed Nazif (1952), Ibrahim Moustafa (1904), Guy Béart (1930), Konstantinos Tsaldaris (1884), Ariarathes I of Cappadocia (null), and Essam Sharaf (1952).


Among extremists born in Egypt, Abu Ayyub al-Masri ranks 4Before him are Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), Omar Abdel-Rahman (1938), and Mohamed Atta (1968).

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