Sulayman al-Murshid

Sulayman Al-Murshid

Sulayman al-Murshid

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Salman al-Murshid (1907 – 16 December 1946, ) was a Syrian religious figure.<!--NOTE: It is strongly suggested that you do not move the name in Arabic characters in front of the birth and death dates, because the right-to-left nature of the Arabic text causes rendering problems. See "Arabic".-->


Early beginnings

Salman al-Murshid was born in the village of jawBet Burghal, in the Province of Lattakia.

Salman al-Murshid united three clans (Mahalibah, Darawesah and Amamerah) into one clan (Bani Ghassan). In 1937 he became a member of Parliament and in 1943 he was elected again as a member of the central Syrian Parliament.

The Syrian government executed him on treason and civil charges on 16 December 1946. Later, it was revealed that the British High Commissioner (Spear) instigated and encouragedby prime minister al-Jabiri and president Shukri al-Quwatli to execute him.

Unionist Movement

al-Murshid was himself a proponent and leader in the Alawite mountains.

France divided Syria into several federal states in 1920 and assigned the Province of Lattakia, which include the Sea coast of Syria and adjacent mountains, as Alawite State. Later in 1939, the French were forced to do a referendum allowing people in the province to decide whether to join the mother land Syria or stay independent. They wanted to keep an independent Alawite State that they can control and use in their traditional competition and struggle with Britain, and thus the French ...
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