Ibrahim Qashoush (b. 3 Sep 1977, d. 4 Jul 2011) was a fireman and amateur poet from Hama, who inspired demonstrations against the Syrian regime with his voice and stinging songs. The protest anthem "Come on, Bashar, time to leave" is attributed to him. The "nightingale of the revolution", Qashoush was found dead in the Orontes River several days after disappearing, his throat cut and his vocal cords ripped out. The name 'Assad' literally means 'lion' in Arabic.