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Wail al-Shehri

1973 - 2001

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Wail Mohammed al-Shehri (Arabic: وائل الشهري, Wāīl ash-Shehrī; also transliterated as Alshehri) (July 31, 1973 – September 11, 2001) was one of five terrorist 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 in 2001. Wail al-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 593,719 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Wail al-Shehri is the 222nd most popular extremist (down from 207th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 197th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Saudi Arabian Extremist.

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Among extremists, Wail al-Shehri ranks 222 out of 209Before him are Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Mohammed Bouyeri, Anwar al-Awlaki, Stuart Christie, Satam al-Suqami, and Derek Chauvin. After him are Beverley Allitt, Seung-Hui Cho, Baitullah Mehsud, Mohammed Bijeh, Hakimullah Mehsud, and Jared Fogle.

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Among people born in 1973, Wail al-Shehri ranks 497Before him are Stanislav Pozdnyakov, Michaela Dorfmeister, Roberto Orci, Pablo Pozo, Rimi Natsukawa, and Jennifer Paige. After him are Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat, Sarah Wynter, Alex Tagliani, Akhilesh Yadav, Tony Popovic, and Andrea Gaudenzi. Among people deceased in 2001, Wail al-Shehri ranks 299Before him are Satam al-Suqami, Leon Wilkeson, Dale Evans, Bertie Mee, Ken Green, and Jim Baxter. After him are Duke Nalon, Sidney Dillon Ripley, Darshan Ranganathan, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Chelimo, and Frankie Carle.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Wail al-Shehri ranks 182 out of 251Before him are Yousuf Al-Thunayan (1963), Satam al-Suqami (1976), Salman Al-Faraj (1989), Yasser Al-Qahtani (1982), Reema bint Bandar Al Saud (1975), and Ameera al-Taweel (1983). After him are Loujain al-Hathloul (1989), Hussein Abdulghani (1977), Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi (1971), Mohammed Noor (1978), Osama Hawsawi (1984), and Nawaf Al-Temyat (1976).

Among EXTREMISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among extremists born in Saudi Arabia, Wail al-Shehri ranks 6Before him are Osama bin Laden (1957), Ibn al-Khattab (1969), Abu Mohammad al-Julani (1981), Hamza bin Laden (1989), and Satam al-Suqami (1976).