#5. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis). al-Qaida cut ties with the group because of its brutality. But Isis has gone on to control more than half of Iraq. Enforced the harsh Wahhabi version of Islam and imposed a strict version of Sharia in the areas under its control. He want to establish his own Islamic state, 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.