Thursday, September 25, 2003

EDWARD SAID: Edward Said has died at the age of 67, losing his decade-long battle with leukemia. The announcement of his death is heart-breaking and we will mournhim, yet we must not forget him. As an intellectual of the first rank, he led the academic fight for the Palestinian cause. Unabashed and unashamed he led to the forefront of the Pro-Palestinian academia in the United States.

He was not perfect. He was angry and arrogant. He was boiling with rage, but rightfully so. He was a truly eloquent spokesperson and hated (by the Jewish right) for daring to come so energetically to the defense the people of Palestine.

I express my condolences to Edward Said's wife, family and friends.

"We belong to God, and to Him is our return."
(Qur'an 2:156)


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