Ibn al-Khattab

1969 - 2002

Ibn al-Khattab

Samir Saleh Abdullah (Arabic: سامر صالح عبد الله‎; 14 April 1969 – 20 March 2002), more commonly known as Ibn al-Khattab or Emir Khattab (also transliterated as Amir Khattab and Ameer Khattab, meaning Commander Khattab, or Leader Khattab), was a Saudi Arabian-born mujahid who participated in the First Chechen War and the Second Chechen War.The origins and real identity of Khattab remained a mystery to most until after his death, when his brother gave an interview to the press. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn al-Khattab has received more than 348,477 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 146th most popular extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 350k

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  • 46.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 145 out of 182Before him are Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Guy Burgess, Dennis Nilsen, Matteo Messina Denaro, and Viktor Bout. After him are Stanley Williams, Irmgard Möller, Dick Turpin, John Christie, Gary Gilmore, and Peter Sutcliffe.

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Among people born in 1969, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 141Before him are Ivica Vastić, Eusebio Di Francesco, Buckethead, Olivia Del Rio, Kim Raver, and Jason Becker. After him are Marc Forster, Oriol Junqueras, Byron Moreno, Lexington Steele, Gina Torres, and Dominic West. Among people deceased in 2002, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 165Before him are Raoul Diagne, David Todd Wilkinson, Robert Urich, William Luther Pierce, Chaim Potok, and Leo Ornstein. After him are Hans-Peter Tschudi, Zaid ibn Shaker, Louis-Marie Billé, Leo McKern, Damon Knight, and Michel Boisrond.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 124 out of 174Before him are Nimr al-Nimr (1959), Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949), Mohammad bin Salman (1985), Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), Al-A'sha (570), and Majed Abdullah (1959). After him are Araniko (1244), Mohamed Al-Deayea (1972), Saeed Al-Owairan (1967), Adel al-Jubeir (1962), Sami Al-Jaber (1972), and Melora Walters (1960).

Among EXTREMISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among extremists born in Saudi Arabia, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 2Before him are Osama bin Laden (1957). After him are Wail al-Shehri (1973).