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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).

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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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