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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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.