Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan, is a senior leader of and key propagandist for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Also known as Abu Bakr al-Gharib, Ramadan was born in Jordan.
Ramadan is one of ISIS’s longest-serving senior media officials and oversees the group’s daily media operations, including the management of content from ISIS’s dispersed global network of supporters. Ramadan has played a key role in ISIS’s violent propaganda operations to radicalize, recruit, and incite individuals around the globe. He has overseen the planning, coordination, and production of numerous propaganda videos, publications, and online platforms that included scenes of brutal and cruel torture and mass execution of innocent civilians. Underscoring his violent extremism, he led an effort to cleanse ISIS of moderate opinions, imprisoning members of ISIS’s propaganda teams who did not meet his extreme interpretation of Islam.