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 Samir Kassir

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Samir Kassir

  • Birth 5 May 1960 Achrafieh, Bayrut, Lebanon
  • Death 1 Jun 2005 Achrafieh, Bayrut, Lebanon
  • Burial Achrafieh, Bayrut, Lebanon
  • Memorial ID 11219196

Journalist. Born in Lebanon, Samir Kassir began his journalistic career at the age of 17, and from 1981 to 2000 he was a regular contributor to the French international political review Le Monde Diplomatique. After he earned his PhD in 1990, he became a professor at the Institut des sciences politiques de l'Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut. He was also the editor of Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahr, where he wrote a regular column in which he vigorously opposed the Syrian occupation of Lebanon. Kassir was assassinated by a car bomb in Beirut on June 2, 2005. It is widely believed that his anti-Syrian stance led to his death.

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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 22 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11219196
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samir Kassir (5 May 1960–1 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11219196, citing Mar Mitr Cemetery, Achrafieh, Bayrut, Lebanon ; Maintained by Find A Grave .