Yassin al-Haj Saleh
Yassin al-Haj Saleh is a Syrian writer and former political prisoner. He is the author of several books on Syria, prison, contemporary Islam, intellectual responsibility and “experiences of the atrocious.” He is the husband of Samira al-Khalil, who was abducted by an armed Islamist group in Douma in December 2013. He now lives in Berlin.
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Syria Before the Storm: A Dissident Recalls Life in the Pre-Assad Era
In this deeply autobiographical essay, a leading Syrian intellectual recounts his early years in rural parts of the country before the rise of the Assad regime, lamenting the political and cultural vitality since lost in a society shattered by tyranny and war.
Chomsky Is No Friend of the Syrian Revolution
In prison, Chomsky’s writings convinced Yassin al-Haj Saleh that Syrian dissidents had partners in the world. But the American linguist has betrayed those early hopes by refusing to take seriously the reality of the Syrian revolution.