Just as Islamic State supporters have compiled biographies of prominent Iraqi jihadists who were involved with the Islamic State and its predecessor organisations (including biographies of three of the Islamic State's previous caliphs: here, here and here), so they have also compiled biographies of jihadists from the Arabian Peninsula (al-Jazira) whom they revere. Not all of the figures documented in this series were members of the Islamic State. For example, among them are al-Qa'ida's Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki (whose legacy is claimed by Islamic State supporters), as well as figures who were involved with al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) prior to the Islamic State's establishment of the Caliphate in 2014.
The most prominent figures in this series like Bin Laden (the first entry in this list) and Awlaki do not need to have their biographies features and translated here, since they are already well-known. Instead, in this archive, I will present the biographies of the more obscure figures and continuously update this post as I translate and annotate more of the biographies.
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