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Abu Dhar Azzam (Arabic language: أبو ذر عزام‎), also known as Abu Dhar al-Burmi[1][2] (Arabic language: أبو ذر البورمي‎) and Abu Dhar al Bakistani (Arabic language: أبو ذر الباكستاني‎), is a Rohingya Islamist cleric and a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).


Abu Dhar worked in Jamiah Farooqia, Karachi in 2004, before he joined the insurgency movement in Pakistan's tribal areas (FATA). He has been a prominent member of the Turkistan Islamic Party, the Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.[3]

He was a former spokesperson for the IMU[4] and a former member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[5]

Azzam is sympathetic to the Rohingyas and supported them during the 2012 Rakhine State riots. He also congratulated the Tsarnaev brothers for carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing.[6]

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