Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (born Isam Mohammad Tahir al-Barqawi) is a Jordanian-Palestinian Salafi leader who was a mentor for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (the initial leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq). Al-Maqdisi is a writer and uses the internet to spread his ideas. Al-Maqdisi was recently found guilty on terrorism charges and sentenced to five years in prison by a Jordanian court.
Birth: 1 January 1959 (Age: 58)
Source of Influence: Extremists
Status: Featured in current year