Sheikh Al-Assir

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Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir, a Salafist figure from Sidon (Southern Lebanon), called for a demonstration in March 2012, in the Lebanese capital in solidarity with the revolution in Syria. He was unknown before November 2011, when he first started opposing the Shia Lebanese leaders. He has become a key figure in opposing the Syrian regime and is quite popular among the Sunnis as he reflects some of their frustration towards the powerful Shia party, Hezbollah.

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