Ziad Jarrah

1975 - 2001

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Ziad Samir Jarrah (Arabic: زياد سمير جراح‎, Ziyād Samīr Jarrāḥ; May 11, 1975 – September 11, 2001) was a member of al-Qaeda and one of the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks. Jarrah was the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, crashing the plane into a field in a rural area near Shanksville, Pennsylvania—after a passenger uprising—as part of the coordinated attacks.After a wealthy and secularist upbringing, Jarrah moved to Germany in 1996. He became involved in the planning of the September 11 attacks while attending Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) in the late 1990s, meeting Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ramzi bin al-Shibh, forming what is now known as the Hamburg cell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ziad Jarrah has received more than 1,511,312 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ziad Jarrah is the 194th most popular extremist (down from 169th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 83rd in 2019) and the most popular Lebanese Extremist.

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Among extremists, Ziad Jarrah ranks 194 out of 205Before him are Ramzi Yousef, Abubakar Shekau, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, Karla Homolka, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, and Yang Xinhai. After him are Baitullah Mehsud, Anwar al-Awlaki, Seung-Hui Cho, Hamza bin Laden, Beverley Allitt, and Amy Fisher.

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Among people born in 1975, Ziad Jarrah ranks 302Before him are Joshua Gomez, Gláucio de Jesus Carvalho, Zakhar Prilepin, Sofi Marinova, Gaizka Garitano, and Shoji Jo. After him are Cole Hauser, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Marina Hands, KaDee Strickland, Jaime Bergman, and Tony Sylva. Among people deceased in 2001, Ziad Jarrah ranks 245Before him are Régine Cavagnoud, Arlene Francis, Leon Wilkeson, Jim Baxter, Mike Mansfield, and Hani Hanjour. After him are Thuy Trang, Sidney Dillon Ripley, Bertie Mee, Dale Evans, Tony Miles, and Darshan Ranganathan.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Ziad Jarrah ranks 107 out of 119Before him are Wajdi Mouawad (1968), Joumana Haddad (1970), Cyrine Abdelnour (1977), Nawal Al Zoghbi (1971), Myriam Fares (1983), and Emily de Jongh-Elhage (1946). After him are Ibrahim Maalouf (1980), Arsinée Khanjian (1958), Suzanne Tamim (1977), Massari (1980), Josef Fares (1977), and K.Maro (1980).

Among EXTREMISTS In Lebanon

Among extremists born in Lebanon, Ziad Jarrah ranks 1