A ROGUES’ gallery of hate, these 18 extremists are some of the most dangerous people on the planet.
The Counter Extremism Project’s 2021 list is a disturbing mix of Middle East terrorists, notorious Islamists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Topped by the leaders of Islamic terror groups Hezbollah, IS and Hamas, the list also includes four Brits.
Some of those listed are now behind bars, others apparently lying dormant after serving sentences.
Adel Abdul Bary was once described as al-Qaeda’s spokesman in London.
Convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary also features, as does “White Widow” Samantha Lewthwaite and David Myatt, who founded the Nazi and Satanist occult group Order Of Nine Angles.
The Counter Extremism Project is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that advises politicians and lawmakers around the world on the terror threat.
These figures represent the greatest threats to the world over the coming years.
Its experts and analysts help combat extremist groups by cutting off their financial support networks, countering their narratives, thwarting online recruitment and advocating for strong laws.
Sir Ivor Roberts, former head of counter-terrorism at the Foreign Office and now a senior Counter Extremism Project adviser, said: “These figures potentially represent the greatest threats to the world over the coming years.
"In some cases that’s because of the power they wield to spread dangerous, violent ideologies online and through their networks.
“In other cases it’s by passing on the knowledge and means to convert that into terror and death on our streets.
"The growing range of threats now posed to Britain is worrying, with the spread of far-right racist extremism in particular stretching our security services alongside Islamism.”
Secretary-General of Hezbollah
CHARISMATIC Nasrallah, 60, is leader of Lebanese Shia Muslim terror group Hezbollah, which has sent thousands of its fighters to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
In September, the US accused Hezbollah of storing weapons and explosives for use across Europe.
Amir Muhammad Sa'id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla
Leader is IS
WARLORD al-Mawla became leader of IS after US forces killed his predecessor Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October 2019.
Thought to be hiding in Syria, the 44-year-old Iraqi terrorist has a £7.3million bounty on his head placed by the US.
Hamas political chief
THE 58-year-old is senior political leader of Palestinian Islamist political organisation and militant group Hamas.
Hamas has waged war on Israel since 1987 using suicide bombings and rocket attacks. Its military wing is classified as a terrorist group by the UK.
Member of the National Socialist Underground organization
THE 46-year-old far-right extremist is a part of a German neo-Nazi terrorist organisation called National Socialist Underground.
She was sentenced to life in 2018 for the killing of ten people, two bombings, attempted murder and robbery.
Islamist and unofficial chief ideologue of Muslim Brotherhood
IN 2008, the Qatar-based 94-year-old was branded “dangerous and divisive” by then-PM David Cameron, who refused to give him a visa.
Dr al-Qaradawi has defended suicide attacks on Israelis as “martyrdom”.
Founder of the Russian Imperial Movement
LEADER of a Russian white supremacist outfit which the US says is linked to a series of bomb attacks by neo-Nazis in the Swedish city of Gothenburg in 2016 and 2017.
Last year the US classified the group as a terrorist organisation.
Jehad Serwan Mostafa
Highest-ranking US citizen fighting overseas with a terror group
THE 39-year-old has a £3.7million bounty on his head after appearing at a press conference for al-Shabaab.
The FBI says Mostafa has been an instructor at the Somali group’s training camps and has used explosives in terror attacks.
Leader of Austrian Generation Identity chapter and Defend Europe
DESCRIBED as Europe’s far-right “poster boy”, the 31-year-old used social media to promote his extremist agenda.
His Generation Identity group believes whites are being “replaced” by non-Europeans.
Leader of Iraqi paramilitary group Kata'ib Hezbollah
THE secretary-general of Iran-backed Iraqi militia Kata’ib Hezbollah is believed to have joined the Shia Muslim paramilitary group in 2007.
Hamidawi helped plan attacks against US forces in Iraq between 2007 and 2011.
KNOWN as the White Widow, the 37-year-old was married to 7/7 London suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay.
Lewthwaite is the daughter of a former British Army soldier. She converted to Islam at 17 and is an alleged member of Somalia-based jihadist group al-Shabaab.
After she was linked to the 2013 Westgate Mall massacre in Kenyan capital Nairobi which killed 71, Interpol issued an arrest warrant for her on charges of possessing explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony.
It is claimed Lewthwaite was guarded by an al-Qaeda unit called the “Suicide Squad” and later took on a key role in al-Shabaab to plan and carry out attacks.
Terror experts suspect she is being protected by al-Shabaab on the Somalia-Kenya border.
Adel Abdel Bary
Former al-Qaeda spokesman
EGYPTIAN Bary, 60, was jailed for 25 years in the US for his role in al-Qaeda’s deadly 1998 attacks in Kenya and Tanzania but was released early.
He is now in the UK and is likely to be monitored by anti-terror cops. There is no suggestion he is now involved in any terrorist activity.
Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah
Leader of al-Shabaab
BEFORE taking over as leader of al-Shabaab in 2014, 45-year-old Ubaidah was said to be part of the Amniyat — the division of the Somali terror group that carried out assassinations.
In a video that emerged in November he demanded that followers attack the US.
British Islamist cleric
THE preacher who led jihadist group Al-Muhajiroun was linked to 15 terror plots.
He was jailed in 2016 and released in 2018. Last year pictures emerged of him posing with London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan in 2009. There is no suggestion Choudary, 53, is now involved in extremism.
Mullah Fateh Krekar
Iraqi Kurdish jihadist preacher
AN Italian court sentenced Krekar to 12 years in prison last summer for leading the now-defunct jihadist Rawti Shax network, which aimed to carry out attacks in Western countries.
The 64-year-old preacher arrived in Norway as a refugee from Kurdistan in 1991.
Leader of The Base
BELIEVED to be living in Russia under the aliases “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”, Nazzaro, 47, was leader of neo-Nazi terror network The Base.
Several of its members were charged in the US last January with conspiracy to commit murder and other offences.
Leader of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) in Sweden
AFTER shouting “Sieg Heil” at a rally in Sweden, 37-year-old Lindberg was jailed in 2018 for race hate.
His pro-Hitler group NRM, which wants Nordic countries to merge into one nationalist-socialist state, has targeted gays and Muslims.
Communal leader of the anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar
BRANDED the “Face of Buddhist Terror” by Time magazine, the 52-year-old monk is the leader of the Islamophobic 969 Movement in Myanmar.
Wirathu has called Muslims “mad dogs” — and Facebook has banned his page for race hate.
Former neo-Nazi and founder of Order Of Nine Angles
BRIT Myatt, 70, admitted his US group Order Of Nine Angles, or O9A, aimed to “disrupt” society.
In June a US court heard a soldier endangered his unit by revealing its movements to O9A. Myatt has stated he has left the group and rejected extremism.
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