Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu — born on July 10, 1968 in the city of Mandalay, Myanmar — is labeled by the international media as an extremist and ultranationalist.

He is known as the “Buddhist Bin Laden,” in reference to the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Detained hard-line Saudi cleric Awad Al-Qarni for years used TV interviews to spread conspiracy theories and extremist rhetoric against modernity.