Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (sometimes also spelled Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; among at least fifty pseudonyms; born March 1, 1964; or April 14, 1965) is a Pakistani terrorist held by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp under terrorism-related charges. He was named as "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks" in the 9/11 Commission Report.Sheikh Mohammed was a member of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization, leading al-Qaeda's propaganda operations from around 1999 until late 2001. He confessed to FBI agents to a role in many of the most significant terrorist plots over the last twenty years, but his interrogators' use of torture has caused many to question certain aspects of his confessions.Mohammed was captured on March 1, 2003, in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi by a combined operation of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Immediately after his capture, Mohammad was extraordinarily rendered to secret CIA prison sites in Afghanistan, then Poland, where he was interrogated by U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has received more than 2,842,189 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 128th most popular extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ranks 128 out of 182Before him are Mohamed Atta, Louis Farrakhan, Nancy Spungen, Charles Starkweather, Jan-Carl Raspe, and Ernst Zündel. After him are Joseph Kony, Anatoly Onoprienko, Perkin Warbeck, Tsutomu Miyazaki, Dean Corll, and Dokka Umarov.

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Among people born in 1964, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ranks 105Before him are Gore Verbinski, Hide, Banana Yoshimoto, Txiki Begiristain, Joss Whedon, and Rosen Plevneliev. After him are Oleh Protasov, Denis Zvizdić, Vincent Perez, Sandro Rosell, Mark Addy, and James Purefoy.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ranks 45 out of 125Before him are Milkha Singh (1935), Gulzarilal Nanda (1898), Amrita Pritam (1919), Krishna Sobti (1925), Lokaksema (147), and Ghulam Ishaq Khan (1915). After him are Sunil Dutt (1929), Yash Chopra (1932), Mahbub ul Haq (1934), Fariduddin Ganjshakar (null), I. K. Gujral (1919), and L. K. Advani (1927).

Among EXTREMISTS In Pakistan

Among extremists born in Pakistan, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ranks 1After him are Baitullah Mehsud (1974), Ajmal Kasab (1987), and Hakimullah Mehsud (1979).

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