"Move on and forge ahead": Remembering Edward W. Said

“Edward Said also wrote tirelessly about the Arab and Islamic world. He himself felt that even though born into a Christian family, he very much was part of Arab-Islamic civilization. It distressed him that Arabs and Muslims, and that Islam itself were presented in negative terms in the mass media and he wrote many articles criticizing their portrayal in newspapers, magazines, and film.” Zainab Istrabadi remembers the man she worked with for nearly a decade in the pages of the Turkish daily, Zaman