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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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The leader of the Islamic State is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He is a military and political leader and also has some religious credentials; he holds a doctorate in theology. Based on the success of the Islamic State it appears that he is a very competant leader.

Baghdadi was an active jihadist for almost eight years in Iraq. He is a graduate of the Islamic University in Baghdad. His current title is "Caliph".



1. For detailed information on al-Baghdadi read "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Theory and Practice of Jihad", by Gary Anderson, posted on Small Wars Journal, August 12, 2014 at this link.

2. See A Biography of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on the INSITE Blog on Terrorism & Extremism, 12 August 2014 at this link.



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