Unknown assailants opened fire on the car of journalist Mustafa Mustafa Jeha, who escaped unscathed in the incident that took place on the highway south of Beirut on Saturday night, the National News Agency reported.
Jeha, 26, told police that gunmen riding a black Mercedes chased him on the Damour-Jiyeh highway before opening fire on his silver-colored Mercedes near the Oceana beach resort.
NNA said his vehicle was riddled with six bullets.
Jeha accused the perpetrators of trying to kill him the same way his father Mustafa Jeha was assassinated on Jan. 15, 1992, Voice of Lebanon radio station (93.3) reported.
Jeha, a writer and former contributor to al-Amal, a Phalange paper, was killed by unidentified gunmen while driving his car in the east Beirut suburb of Sabtiyeh.
The writer was an outspoken opponent of fundamentalism and had published works critical of the late leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution Ayatollah Khomeini.
Many believe he was assassinated for publishing the Crisis of Mind in Islam (Mihnat al Aql fil Islam).
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