Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Arabic: أبو بكر البغدادي‎), born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (Arabic: إبراهيم عواد إبراهيم علي محمد البدري السامرائي‎; 28 July 1971 – 27 October 2019), was the Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The group has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the United Nations, as well as by the European Union and many individual states, while Baghdadi was considered a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the United States. In June 2014, he was chosen caliph of ISIL by the Shura Council, who represented those members of the Islamic State qualified to elect a caliph.Baghdadi was born in or near Samarra, Iraq and obtained graduate degrees in Islamic theology in the 2000s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has received more than 10,494,639 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 17th most popular extremist.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.23

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Among extremists, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ranks 17 out of 182Before him are Andrei Chikatilo, Ulrike Meinhof, Ramón Mercader, Ed Gein, Man in the Iron Mask, and Abdullah Öcalan. After him are Albert Fish, Ted Kaczynski, Carlos the Jackal, Zodiac Killer, Cleon, and Jim Jones.

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Among people born in 1971, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ranks 3Before him are Tupac Shakur and Justin Trudeau. After him are Julian Assange, Jared Leto, Pep Guardiola, Elon Musk, Anna Netrebko, Jeremy Renner, Lance Armstrong, Winona Ryder, and Snoop Dogg.

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Among people born in Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ranks 34 out of 262Before him are Al-Mansur (714), Idris (-3500), Sargon II (-750), Ahmad ibn Fadlan (900), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), and Sogdianus of Persia (-500). After him are Ur-Nammu (-2200), Ahmad Sanjar (1085), Khosrow II (570), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Gudea (-2200), and Ezra (-500).

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Among extremists born in Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ranks 1After him are Taha Yassin Ramadan (1938).

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