Jalaluddin Haqqani

1939 - 2018

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Maulawi Jalaluddin Haqqani (1939 – 3 September 2018) was an Afghan leader of the Haqqani network, an insurgent group fighting in guerilla warfare against US-led NATO forces, and the present government of Afghanistan they support. He distinguished himself as an internationally sponsored insurgent fighter in the 1980s during the Soviet–Afghan War, including Operation Magistral. He earned U.S. praise and was called "goodness personified" by the U.S. officials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jalaluddin Haqqani has received more than 406,451 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Jalaluddin Haqqani is the 132nd most popular extremist (down from 122nd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 58th in 2019) and the most popular Afghan Extremist.

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Among extremists, Jalaluddin Haqqani ranks 132 out of 205Before him are Harold Shipman, Patty Hearst, Louis Farrakhan, Elisabeth Becker, Robert Ford, and Jack Unterweger. After him are Carl Panzram, Golden State Killer, Dean Corll, Stand Watie, John Haigh, and Nancy Spungen.

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Among people born in 1939, Jalaluddin Haqqani ranks 194Before him are Alfredo Palacio, Pilar Bardem, Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, Ron Rifkin, Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, and Paul Winfield. After him are Panajot Pano, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph D. Pistone, Jacques Vallée, Dean Corll, and Ali Mahdi Muhammad. Among people deceased in 2018, Jalaluddin Haqqani ranks 160Before him are Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Neil Simon, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, June Whitfield, Walter Mischel, and Roger Piantoni. After him are Lewis Gilbert, Philip Kerr, Irena Szewińska, Vladimir Voinovich, Vladimir Lyakhov, and Ara Güler.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Jalaluddin Haqqani ranks 61 out of 108Before him are Ahmad Zahir (1946), Sher Ali Khan (1825), Humaira Begum (1918), Abdul Rahim Hatif (1926), Jalal-ud-din Khalji (1220), and Saman Khuda (701). After him are Al-Sijzi (945), Ismail Khan (1946), Abdul Ali Mazari (1946), Diodotus II (-252), Mirwais Hotak (1673), and Anvari (1126).

Among EXTREMISTS In Afghanistan

Among extremists born in Afghanistan, Jalaluddin Haqqani ranks 1