Anwar al-Awlaki

1971 - 2011

Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar Nasser al-Awlaki (also spelled al-Aulaqi, al-Awlaqi; Arabic: أنور العولقي‎ Anwar al-‘Awlaqī; April 21 or 22, 1971 – September 30, 2011) was a Yemeni-American imam and alleged militant. According to U.S. government officials, as well as being a senior recruiter and motivator, he was centrally involved in planning terrorist operations for the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, but have not released evidence that could support this statement. Al-Awlaki became the first U.S. citizen to be targeted and killed by a U.S. drone strike without the rights of due process being afforded. President Barack Obama ordered the strike which was effectively ordering the execution of a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anwar al-Awlaki has received more than 2,171,320 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 170th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Anwar al-Awlaki ranks 167 out of 182Before him are Yoo Young-chul, Ramzi Yousef, Dawood Ibrahim, Robert Pickton, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and Abubakar Shekau. After him are Karla Homolka, Ziad Jarrah, Seung-Hui Cho, Baitullah Mehsud, Yang Xinhai, and Ajmal Kasab.

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Among people born in 1971, Anwar al-Awlaki ranks 331Before him are Gérard Lopez, Steve Hewitt, Vitālijs Astafjevs, Giuseppe Pancaro, Tatiana Sorokko, and Bobby Julich. After him are Twiggy Ramirez, Mary Joe Fernández, Erik Mykland, Giorgos Alkaios, Viscera, and Espen Lind. Among people deceased in 2011, Anwar al-Awlaki ranks 323Before him are Kathy Kirby, Arthur Laurents, Sada Thompson, Naoki Matsuda, Xavier Tondo, and Mike Starr. After him are Khamis Gaddafi, Jack Layton, Laurie Hughes, Tomoko Kawakami, Carl Robie, and Pierre Quinon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anwar al-Awlaki ranks 8,617 out of 12,171Before him are Alicia Witt (1975), Bryan Burk (1968), Kiernan Shipka (1999), Bobby Julich (1971), Brad Gilbert (1961), and Butch Reynolds (1964). After him are James Shaffer (1970), Shiri Appleby (1978), Skin Diamond (1987), Bill Fagerbakke (1957), Robert Riskin (1897), and Jamie Clayton (1978).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Anwar al-Awlaki ranks 52Before him are Richard Chase (1950), Stanley Williams (1953), Golden State Killer (1945), John Hinckley Jr. (1955), Joseph Paul Franklin (1950), and Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (1981). After him are Jared Fogle (1977) and Omar Mateen (1986).