Randa Kassis

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Randa Kassis (Arabic رندة قسيس) is a Franco-Syrian politician and a leading figure of opposition to the Bashar Al Assad Syrian regime. She is the President and founder of the [Movement of the Pluralistic Society].[1] She was a member of the Syrian National Council until August 2012. Randa Kassis is the former president of the Coalition of Secular and Democratic Syrians and member of the Syrian National Council.[2][3] The Coalition of Secular and Democratic Syrians, the nucleous of a secular and democratic Syrian opposition, was created by the union of a dozen Muslim and Christian, Arab and Kurd parties, who called upon minorities in Syria to support the fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.[4]

Kassis is also an anthropologist and journalist.[5] She has also published a book called "Crypts of The Gods", which is a book on religions, their origins, and their ways of functioning.[6] Since the beginning of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising on March 15, 2011, she has become a leading commentator on the Syrian Conflict and the wider complexities of the Arab Spring and the future of the Middle East region[7]

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