Mr. Mouaz al-Khatib was elected leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, a new alliance of Syrian opposition fractions that was formed at a meeting in Doha, Qatar on 11 November 2012. The following is the English translation of the speech Mr. al-Khatib gave after his election:
Ahmad Mouaz Al-Khatib Al-Hasani, Born in Damascus, 1960. Preacher and ex-Imam of the Grand Omayyad Mosque in Damascus. He was detained on Friday the 27th of April 2011 He was previously detained three times despite the lifting of the state of emergency.
Freedom for the Sheikh, the preacher, Ahmad Mouaz Al-Khatib Al-Hasani.