Abu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim cleric and leader of the Indonesian Mujahedeen Council (MMI). He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at his third trial in June 2011 on charges of planning and encouraging terrorist operations. In August 2014, he publicly pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of DA’ISH, and his declaration of a caliphate.
Birth: 17 August 1938 (Age: 79)
Source of Influence: Extremists
Influence:Spiritual head of Jemaah Islamiya (also known as JI)
Status: Featured in current year