Jamal Khashoggi was one of the leading reporters in Saudi Arabia. After abandoning Saudi Arabia in 2017, he had lived in self-imposed exile in Virginia. He then vanished after joining the Istanbul Saudi Consulate on October 2, 2018. Turkish agents inside said he’s been murdered. The Saudi state recognized that Khashoggi died there after constantly rejecting it.
Journalist was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to the morning post from southern China, while allegedly collecting documents for a planned marriage to another lady.
Khashoggi, 59, was a major critic of the present governance of Saudi Arabia, exchanging his opinions through platforms including Washington Post opinion papers that started a year earlier and were converted into Arabic. His career in journalism included stints in Afghanistan, where he encountered leader Osama bin Laden in the 1980s and attended the emergence of al-Qaeda. At the time of Sept. 11, 2001, he was deputy editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Arab News, attacking the U.S., making him a valuable source for foreign journalists seeking to understand what led some Muslims into such actions. He was shot twice in the 2000s from his position as editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Saudi Al-Watan, which published articles, editorials and illustrations critical of extremists and how the nation implemented its cultural principles under his management.
Earlier life of jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, Bio/Wiki
Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was born on October 13, 1958, in Medina. His grandpa, Muhammad Khashoggi, of Turkish descent (ne Muhammed Halit Kaşıkçı), married a female from Saudi Arabia and was a private doctor to King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Jamal Khashoggi was the nephew of the prominent arms dealer from Saudi Arabia, Adnan Khashoggi, known for his part in the Iran–Contra scandal, estimated to have had a net worth of US$ 4 billion in the early 1980s. Adnan Khashoggi asserted the Jewish descent of his own family. Khashoggi was Dodi Fayed’s first sister, who was Diana’s partner, Princess of Wales, when a Paris vehicle crash murdered the pair.
Education qualification of Jamal
Khashoggi got his primary and secondary education in Saudi Arabia and in 1982 obtained a BBA from the American Indiana State University.
Jamal Khashoggi was three times married and divorced and was planning to marry with fiancée Hatice Cengiz
He was Dr. Alaa Nassif’s first spouse. They had two children and two sisters, Noha and Razan Jamal Khashoggi, Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi.
The four kids of Khashoggi have all been educated in the U.S. and two of them are nationals of the U.S. All four were prohibited from leaving Saudi Arabia after his assassination.
Khashoggi has been defined as a Muslim observer.
Khashoggi planned to meet Hatice Cengiz at a university in Istanbul at the moment of his murder, a 36-year-old Ph.D. candidate. The pair encountered at a meeting in the town in May 2018. On 2 October, Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen, toured the Saudi Consulate to acquire documentation to allow him to marry Cengiz. Khashoggi was three times married and divorced. He married Rawia al-Tunisi for the first time, by whom he had two sons and two daughters.
Relation with Osama Bin Laden
Khashoggi knew Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the Wikipedia, while bin Laden championed his jihad against the Soviets. Khashoggi visited bin Laden on several occasions, generally meeting bin Laden in Tora Bora and again in Sudan in 1995. According to columnist David Ignatius of the Washington Post, “Khashoggi could not have moved with the Mujahideen without the tacit assistance of Saudi intelligence, which coordinated assistance to the combatants as part of its collaboration with the CIA against the Soviet Un.
Working with “The Washington Post”
In June 2017, Khashoggi relocated to the United States and began writing in September 2017 for The Washington Post.
Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who thought the job of Khashoggi was tarnishing his picture, advised Turki Aldakhil in September 2017 that he would go after Khashoggi “with a bullet.”
Saudi Arabia used a renowned troll farm in Riyadh to harass Khashoggi and other Saudi government opponents, hiring hundreds of individuals. Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden accused the Saudi government of monitoring Khashoggi’s cell phone using spyware recognized as “Pegasus.”