Ibn al-Khattab

1969 - 2002

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Samir Saleh Abdullah Al Suwailim (Arabic: سامر صالح عبد الله السويلم; 14 April 1963 or 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 born Mujahid Emir who fought in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Chechnya, partcipating in the First and Second Chechen Wars.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 536,380 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Ibn al-Khattab is the 161st most popular extremist (down from 146th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 124th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Saudi Arabian Extremist.

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Among extremists, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 161 out of 205Before him are Jan-Carl Raspe, Richard Chase, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Fred West, Guy Burgess, and Gary Gilmore. After him are Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Ernst Zündel, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, John Bodkin Adams, Viktor Bout, and Howard Marks.

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Among people born in 1969, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 111Before him are Cesar Millan, Jonas Kaufmann, Max Cavalera, Chandra Wilson, Richard Witschge, and Natascha McElhone. After him are Steve McQueen, Shannon Lee, Naveen Andrews, Hugo Maradona, Billy Herrington, and Paulo Bento. Among people deceased in 2002, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 145Before him are Lou Thesz, Xavier Montsalvatge, Elie Hobeika, André Clot, Marcel Kint, and Said Belqola. After him are Masakatsu Miyamoto, Ramón Grosso, Yves Robert, Layne Staley, Luise Rinser, and Stephen E. Ambrose.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ibn al-Khattab ranks 144 out of 222Before him are Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1931), Nimr al-Nimr (1959), Al-Hurr ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Thaqafi (700), Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), Jotapianus (200), and Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949). After him are Al-A'sha (570), Ali Al-Naimi (1935), Majed Abdullah (1959), Mohamed Al-Deayea (1972), Saeed Al-Owairan (1967), and Haifaa al-Mansour (1974).

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 Hamza bin Laden (1989) and Wail al-Shehri (1973).