28 Facts About Jamal Khashoggi

1. In December 2018, Jamal Khashoggi was named as a Time Person of the Year for 2018.

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2. Jamal Khashoggi relocated to the United States in June 2017 and began writing for The Washington Post in September 2017.

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3. Jamal Khashoggi wrote on Twitter: "I collapsed crying a while ago, heartbroken for you Abu Abdullah", using bin Laden's nickname, and continued: "You were beautiful and brave in those beautiful days in Afghanistan, before you surrendered to hatred and passion.

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4. Jamal Khashoggi said: "I was very much surprised [in 1997] to see Osama turning into radicalism the way he did.

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5. Jamal Khashoggi criticized Prince Salman, then governor of Riyadh and head of the Saudi committee for support to the Afghan mujahideen, for unwisely funding Salafist extremist groups that were undermining the war.

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6. Jamal Khashoggi interviewed bin Laden several times, usually meeting bin Laden in Tora Bora, and once more in Sudan in 1995.

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7. Jamal Khashoggi wrote in August 2018 that "Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials, MBS, is signaling that any open opposition to Saudi domestic policies, even ones as egregious as the punitive arrests of reform-seeking Saudi women, is intolerable.

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8. Jamal Khashoggi criticized the Saudi war on Yemen, writing "The longer this cruel war lasts in Yemen, the more permanent the damage will be.

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9. Jamal Khashoggi wrote in a Post column on 3 April 2018 that Saudi Arabia "should return to its pre-1979 climate, when the government restricted hard-line Wahhabi traditions.

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10. Jamal Khashoggi became managing editor and acting editor-in-chief of Al Madina in 1991 and his tenure in that position lasted until 1999.

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11. Jamal Khashoggi continued his career as a reporter for various daily and weekly Arab newspapers from 1987 to 1990, including Asharq Al-Awsat, Al Majalla and Al Muslimoon.

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12. Jamal Khashoggi began his career as a regional manager for Tihama Bookstores from 1983 to 1984.

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13. Jamal Khashoggi received his elementary and secondary education in Saudi Arabia and obtained a BBA degree from Indiana State University in the United States in 1982.

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14. On 11 December 2018 Jamal Khashoggi was named Time Magazines person of the year for his work in journalism along with other journalists who faced political persecution for their work.

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15. Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018, but did not leave the building.

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16. Jamal Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and went into self-imposed exile.

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17. Jamal Khashoggi served as editor for the Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi Arabian progressives.

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18. Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who was lured into.

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19. Jamal Khashoggi not in the same league as his uncle Adnan.

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20. Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered Saudi consulate.

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21. Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a senior Turkish official has said.

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22. Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi Arabia grilled at UN rights review session.

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23. Jamal Khashoggi will be remembered by fellow journalists, activists, politicians and loved ones in a memorial service in London on Monday.

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24. Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate, Turkish prosecutor says.

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25. Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, Turkish chief prosecutor says.

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26. Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 in order to obtain documents related to his planned marriage.

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27. In April 2007, Jamal Khashoggi began to work as editor-in-chief of Al Watan for a second time.

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28. Jamal Khashoggi was acquainted with Osama bin Laden in the 1980s and 1990s in Afghanistan while Bin Laden was championing his jihad against the Soviets.

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