Missing Journalist

Jamal Khashoggi was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, and a resident in the United States of America where he worked as a journalist. A fiance, ex-husband, and a father of four children. Unfortunately, his life and career ended in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2nd, 2018. Was he murdered in cold blood or was it a tragic accident?


Many people were shocked by this news. Especially since he went missing. For 19 days his body couldn’t be found.

 Sadly the body showed evidence of torture, and it had been cut into pieces. Hasen Alghazaly a student from Unis Middle School’s first impression of this news was – “What did the U.S think of another country killing a resident of the U.S?”

Mary Balog, a pharmacist in Dearborn commented, “How on earth could this happen how could they hide it for so long and do something like this to this man?”


Mohamed Nasser, a production manager of a meat company’s first impression was “I was shocked that Jamal Khashoggi died.”


Jamal Khashoggi’s first wife was from Saudi Arabia. His current fiance is from Turkey. Jamal Khashoggi went into the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to get the paperwork to marry his fiance while she was waiting in the car, however, he didn’t come out. Hasen Alghazaly believes, “Jamal Khashoggi died because he found private information about the Saudi Arabian government.”


Mary Balog  shares the same view as Hasen Alghazaly saying “Khashoggi was a journalist and a critic of the Saudi government he found something on the Saudi government that they did not want to get out.”

Mohamed Nasser believes that Jamal Khashoggi has already been criticizing the Saudi government and that’s what got him killed.


Turkey provided footage and clues on the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Mary Balog believes “Turkey  was scared and didn’t know what to do.”


However, Mohamed Nasser believes that how could have Turkey even known. The Saudi consulate was in Turkey.


Hasen Alghazaly thinks “The Guards in the consulate should have stopped it.”


First, the Saudi government says that Jamal Khashoggi left the consulate alive. Then 5 days later claiming he got into a fist fight and got strangled to death. However, Mary Balog, Mohamed Nasser, and Hasen Alghazaly all have the same opinion they believe Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated by the Saudi government ordered by the prince of Saudi Arabia. However, opinions are not facts. The CIA is still investigating the death of Jamal Khashoggi and why it happened.

By: Adam Abduljabbar

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