The 13 most feared criminals in the world right now – #3 is Nigerian and this will make you shiver (With Pictures)
7. THE LEADER OF AL-QAEDA
Who: Ayman al-Zawahiri, co-founder and current leader of al-Qaeda.
Where: The Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
What he wants: To avenge the wrongs committed by Christians and Jews against Muslims over the ages, to have a single Islamic political leadership across the Arab world and to drive non-Muslims from Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam’s holiest sites.
What he does: Aside from championing murder of non-Muslims, he has recently been sending fighters to Syria and trying to convince ISIS to unite with all other jihadists against the supposed alliance between America, Russia, Europe, Shiites and Iran, and Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite regime.
How he can be stopped: Essentially assassination. He’s pretty elusive, though not when it comes to camera time (his most recent video was a jihadi sermon in August 2016). The US are going after him in the ‘global fight against terrorism’ in the same way they eventually got Bin Laden.
6. THE INVISIBLE SHEIKH
Who: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis).
Where: Iraq and Syria.
What he wants: To establish his own Islamic state (or caliphate) that would range from northern Syria to eastern Iraq and become a leader known as ‘Caliph Ibrahim’ to whom all Muslims would pledge allegiance. Isis has also released an ambitious map detailing a five-year “expansion plan,” which takes in the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, northern Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
What he does: al-Qaida cut ties with the group earlier this year because of its brutality, but Isis has gone on to control more than half of Iraq, enforcing the harsh Wahhabi version of Islam and imposing a strict version of Sharia in the areas under its control.
How he can be stopped: “Airstrikes targeted at Isis training camps in Iraq and Syria,” says Evan Kohlmann, a terrorism analyst and chief information officer of Flashpoint Intel. “Also, the mobilisation of Sunni tribesman to take up arms against Isis, who disagree with their strict interpretation of Islam and ignorance of national borders.”