Mohamed Atta

1968 - 2001

Mohamed Atta

Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta ( AT-ah; Arabic: محمد محمد الأمير عوض السيد عطا‎ Muḥammad Muḥammad al-Amir 'Awaḍ as-Sayyid 'Aṭā [mæˈħæmmæd elʔæˈmiːɾ ˈʕɑwɑdˤ esˈsæj.jed ˈʕɑtˤɑ]; September 1, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was an Egyptian hijacker and one of the ringleaders of the September 11 attacks in which four United States commercial aircraft were commandeered with the intention of destroying specific civilian and military targets. He served as the hijacker-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 which he crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the coordinated attacks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Atta has received more than 2,329,439 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 122nd most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Mohamed Atta ranks 122 out of 182Before him are Robert Hansen, Dennis Rader, Bugs Moran, Luis Posada Carriles, Jack Unterweger, and Jalaluddin Haqqani. After him are Louis Farrakhan, Nancy Spungen, Charles Starkweather, Jan-Carl Raspe, Ernst Zündel, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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Among people born in 1968, Mohamed Atta ranks 65Before him are Gary Coleman, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Michael Weatherly, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Kiske, and Helena Christensen. After him are Paolo Di Canio, Lila Downs, Mateusz Morawiecki, Marcus Grönholm, César Sampaio, and Tony Hawk. Among people deceased in 2001, Mohamed Atta ranks 112Before him are Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Helge Ingstad, Mirza Delibašić, Beatrice Straight, Richard Wurmbrand, and Adhemar da Silva. After him are Ninette de Valois, Aldo Olivieri, William P. Rogers, Jelle Zijlstra, Tamara Smirnova, and Victor Wong.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Mohamed Atta ranks 329 out of 432Before him are Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (1952), Atom Egoyan (1960), Abbās al-Aqqād (1889), Al-Fa'iz bi-Nasr Allah (1149), Ali ibn Ridwan (988), and Sobekemsaf I (-1650). After him are Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (1923), Kamal Ganzouri (1933), Timocharis (-320), Riccardo Freda (1909), Atef Ebeid (1932), and Mustafa Kamil Pasha (1874).


Among extremists born in Egypt, Mohamed Atta ranks 3Before him are Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951) and Omar Abdel-Rahman (1938). After him are Abu Ayyub al-Masri (1968).

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