Wail al-Shehri

1973 - 2001

Wail al-Shehri

Wail Mohammed al-Shehri (Arabic: وائل الشهري‎, Wāīl ash-Shehrī; also transliterated as Alshehri) (July 31, 1973 – September 11, 2001) was one of five hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11, which was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the September 11 attacks. Shehri was an elementary school teacher from Khamis Mushait in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia. In early 2000, he traveled to Medina to seek treatment for mental problems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wail al-Shehri has received more than 405,954 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,983rd most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Wail al-Shehri ranks 174 out of 182Before him are Karla Homolka, Ziad Jarrah, Seung-Hui Cho, Baitullah Mehsud, Yang Xinhai, and Ajmal Kasab. After him are Colin Pitchfork, Tommy Robinson, Luka Magnotta, Hakimullah Mehsud, Jared Fogle, and Omar Mateen.

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Among people born in 1973, Wail al-Shehri ranks 509Before him are Shalom Harlow, John LeCompt, Ville Peltonen, Markus Näslund, Nikos Dabizas, and Kristie Boogert. After him are Anna Carin Zidek, Tony Popovic, Kevin Phillips, Valérie Donzelli, Kaoru Nagadome, and Daniel Gildenlöw. Among people deceased in 2001, Wail al-Shehri ranks 222Before him are Arlene Francis, Ziad Jarrah, Tony Miles, Jim Baxter, Dale Evans, and Abdulaziz al-Omari. After him are Richard Chelimo and David Rocastle.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Wail al-Shehri ranks 147 out of 174Before him are Abdulaziz al-Omari (1979), Salman Al-Faraj (1989), Abdulaziz Khathran (1973), Mohammad Al-Sahlawi (1987), Salem Al-Dawsari (1991), and Fuad Anwar Amin (null). After him are Nawaf Al-Temyat (1976), Abdullah Zubromawi (null), Ahmed Dokhi (1976), Taisir Al-Jassim (null), Hamad Al-Montashari (1982), and Omar Hawsawi (1985).

Among EXTREMISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among extremists born in Saudi Arabia, Wail al-Shehri ranks 3Before him are Osama bin Laden (1957) and Ibn al-Khattab (1969).