Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

1966 - 2006

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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Arabic: أَبُو مُصْعَبٍ ٱلزَّرْقَاوِيُّ, ’Abū Muṣ‘ab az-Zarqāwī, Father of Musab, from Zarqa; English pronunciation ; October 30, 1966 – June 7, 2006), born Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh (أَحْمَدُ فَضِيلِ ٱلنَّزَالِ ٱلْخَلَايْلَةَ, ’Aḥmad Faḍīl an-Nazāl al-Ḫalāyla), was a Jordanian jihadist who ran a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. He became known after going to Iraq and being responsible for a series of bombings, beheadings, and attacks during the Iraq War, reportedly "turning an insurgency against US troops" in Iraq "into a Shia–Sunni civil war". He was sometimes known by his supporters as the "Sheikh of the slaughterers".He formed Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, and led it until his death in June 2006. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has received more than 3,187,035 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the 98th most popular extremist (down from 87th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Jordan and the most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ranks 98 out of 209Before him are Wilhelm Voigt, Aileen Wuornos, Matija Gubec, David Berkowitz, Michel Fourniret, and Jacques Mesrine. After him are Whitey Bulger, Charles Whitman, Joachim Kroll, Luciano Leggio, Sirhan Sirhan, and Dennis Nilsen.

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Among people born in 1966, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ranks 36Before him are Téa Leoni, Cindy Crawford, Julen Lopetegui, Stefan Edberg, Gianfranco Zola, and Cláudio Taffarel. After him are Sinéad O'Connor, Enrique Peña Nieto, Kentaro Miura, Yoshihiro Togashi, Erdoğan Atalay, and Emmanuelle Seigner. Among people deceased in 2006, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ranks 84Before him are Paul Marcinkus, Billy Preston, Telê Santana, Sven Nykvist, Peter Benchley, and Jane Jacobs. After him are Jack Warden, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Walerian Borowczyk, Robert Plutchik, Peter Norman, and Prince George William of Hanover.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ranks 12 out of 44Before him are Menippus (-290), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), and Simon bar Giora (100). After him are Jair (-1000), Meleager of Gadara (-130), Phinehas (-1300), Fouad Twal (1940), Fayez Tarawneh (1949), and Nayef Hawatmeh (1938).

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