Abu Qatada

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Abu Qatada al-Filistini ( (listen) AH-boo kə-TAH-də; Arabic: أبو قتادة الفلسطيني‎, ’Abū Qatāda al-Filisṭīnī [the Palestinian]), born Omar Mahmoud Othman (Arabic: عمر بن محمود بن عثمان‎ ‘Umar ibn Maḥmūd ibn ‘Uṯmān) in 1959/1960, is a Salafi cleric and Jordanian national. Abu Qatada was accused of having links to terrorist organizations, and frequently imprisoned in the United Kingdom without formal charges or prosecution before being deported to Jordan, where courts found him innocent of multiple terrorism charges.Abu Qatada claimed asylum in the United Kingdom in 1993 on a forged passport. In 1999, he was convicted in absentia in Jordan of planning thwarted terror plots during Jordan's millennium eve, and was sentenced to lifetime imprisonment with hard labour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Qatada has received more than 402,266 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Abu Qatada is the 47th most popular mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Abu Qatada ranks 47 out of 54Before him are Iva Toguri D'Aquino, Jonathan Pollard, Kenneth Lay, Assata Shakur, Sergei Magnitsky, and Rakhat Aliyev. After him are Salah Abdeslam, Troy Davis, Abu Hamza al-Masri, Aafia Siddiqui, Ram Bahadur Bomjon, and Delara Darabi.

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Among people born in 1960, Abu Qatada ranks 409Before him are Pavel Grudinin, Catherine Coleman, Elena Kagan, Jozef Pribilinec, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, and Takashi Mizunuma. After him are Frederik Ndoci, Aécio Neves, Claudia Losch, Alison Bechdel, Pablo Larios, and Joe Simpson.

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