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Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies
Newsday ^ | 9/25/03 | The Associated Press

Posted on 09/25/2003 8:11:48 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

NEW YORK -- Edward W. Said, a Columbia University professor, literary critic and leading spokesman in the United States for the Palestinian cause, has died, his editor at Knopf publishers said Thursday. He was 67.

Said died at a New York hospital, said editor Shelly Wanger. He had suffered from leukemia at least since the early 1990s.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2003obituaries; 2003obituary; columbia; columbiau; columbiauniversity; edwardsaid; intifada; israel; obituary; orientalism; said; terrorism
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1 posted on 09/25/2003 8:11:49 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker
Knopf is the same outfit fronting X42 for his "memoirs." Is Knopf the Regnery of the far left?
2 posted on 09/25/2003 8:13:59 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Alter Kaker
Did he explode himself??

Or did he just tell his people's children that suicide/homicide is the only option?

3 posted on 09/25/2003 8:14:56 AM PDT by freedomson (Baruch haba b'shem Adonai!)
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To: Alter Kaker
Can't say I cared much for his positions, but RIP Professor Said.
4 posted on 09/25/2003 8:15:03 AM PDT by dinasour
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To: Alter Kaker
Good riddance.
5 posted on 09/25/2003 8:15:23 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Alter Kaker
Any mention of if Mr. Said went directly to hell? (Do not pass Go - do not collect ...)
6 posted on 09/25/2003 8:15:57 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Alter Kaker
Now that he's gone I'm sure there are many at Columbia who will step up to replace terrorism's Man on Campus.
7 posted on 09/25/2003 8:15:58 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: Alter Kaker; dennisw; Alouette; yonif; dighton
Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies

He has nothing more to say.

8 posted on 09/25/2003 8:17:24 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal (<541>)
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To: freedomson
That's one less class of students to be brainwashed.
9 posted on 09/25/2003 8:17:33 AM PDT by m1-lightning (- A Charge To Keep -)
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To: Alter Kaker
I wonder what Professor Said said before he became dead...
10 posted on 09/25/2003 8:17:41 AM PDT by RoughDobermann (Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.)
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To: Alter Kaker; Alouette; Yehuda
He was really a very reprehensible person.

He incited anti-Semitic violence, he worked hard all his life to degrade and politicize American academia, he caused a lot of pain and damage in his career.

I'm sorry to say it, but we really are much better off without him.

11 posted on 09/25/2003 8:19:40 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: RoughDobermann
Is pronounced Sa-Eed. But no matter. Is ironic that "academic" works most known for late professor, post-collonial study of "Orientalism," are completely omitted from obituary. It is perhaps wrong to speak ill of dead, but this man was bad (but very influential) scholar in addition to supporter of bad politics.
12 posted on 09/25/2003 8:19:50 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one’s nose.-Heine)
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To: m1-lightning
Perhaps Mr. Arafat should apply for the position.
13 posted on 09/25/2003 8:20:37 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Is pronounced Sa-Eed

Yes, I know. Just feeling a little goofy this morning.

14 posted on 09/25/2003 8:21:20 AM PDT by RoughDobermann (Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal; Alter Kaker; dennisw; Alouette; yonif; dighton; general_re
I hate to burden this site with even more bad news but ...

FRIENDS OF the fabled writer Gore Vidal are sympathizing. His companion of more than 50 years, the charming Howard Austin, died in Los Angeles Monday night. Gore says there will be no ceremony until someday when he and Howard are both laid to rest in Washington's Rock Creek Cemetery near the monument to Henry Adams.

http://www.nypost.com/gossip/liz.htm

15 posted on 09/25/2003 8:22:48 AM PDT by aculeus (.)
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To: aculeus
Gore says there will be no ceremony until someday when he and Howard are both laid to rest in Washington's Rock Creek Cemetery near the monument to Henry Adams.

I can't figure out whether this is ghoulish (keep him on ice boys) or egotistical (he's nothing without me). Let's just chalk it up to the process of a diseased mind.

16 posted on 09/25/2003 8:24:29 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Alter Kaker
Like my grandmother used to tell me...

Much left unsaid!
17 posted on 09/25/2003 8:25:09 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Alter Kaker
Wasn't Said the guy suing Daniel Pipes for slander?
18 posted on 09/25/2003 8:25:21 AM PDT by freedomcrusader
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To: Alter Kaker
Speak only good of the dead - but I'll make an exception for Edward Said. The world is a better place today.
19 posted on 09/25/2003 8:25:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: aculeus; dighton; Thinkin' Gal
Said and Austin? Much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth...somewhere...I guess....
20 posted on 09/25/2003 8:27:00 AM PDT by general_re (SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Sarcasm Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks To Your Health.)
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To: Soliton
Perhaps Mr. Arafat should apply for the position.

Is that what they said about Said or is that what Said said?

I don't think even Arafat could brainwash students like some these professors here have been able to do. My brother-in-law was a Pro-Israel conservative Republican before going to UofI and then only three weeks into it he had a pro-Palestinian opinion that that Israelis were the oppressors. He refused to listen to anyone else's opinions about it except for his instuctor's.

21 posted on 09/25/2003 8:27:50 AM PDT by m1-lightning (- A Charge To Keep -)
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To: Alter Kaker
He had suffered from leukemia at least since the early 1990s.

I am sure the Israelis have injected him with that... stuff. And now Mossad simply killed him in the hospital. Belgian courts will shortly charge Sharon for personally murdering Said.

22 posted on 09/25/2003 8:27:57 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Alter Kaker
Is this the same guy who wrote a best seller about growing up in Jerusalem that was all a lie?
23 posted on 09/25/2003 8:28:23 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: aculeus
Gore says there will be no ceremony until someday when he and Howard are both laid to rest in Washington's Rock Creek Cemetery near the monument to Henry Adams.

The Romans would have brought them together in death, but in a rather different way.

24 posted on 09/25/2003 8:29:50 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: Right Wing Professor
Speak only good of the dead...

It's good he's dead. Does that work?

25 posted on 09/25/2003 8:29:53 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: Alter Kaker
So?
26 posted on 09/25/2003 8:30:35 AM PDT by Beck_isright (Shenandoah and Blue Ridge will re-emerge as the investment of the 21st Century....)
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To: Alter Kaker
Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies

Why should I pretend to mourn? The man was niether a "Palestinian" nor a "scholar". He was born in Cairo and grew up there; and then he invented a whole new persona for himself. Was Goebbels a "scholar" too?

ML/NJ

27 posted on 09/25/2003 8:30:38 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Alter Kaker
Another one escapes war crimes trials. Darn.
28 posted on 09/25/2003 8:30:39 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Right Wing Crazy #5338526)
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To: kattracks
It's good he's dead. Does that work?

Works for me. :-)

29 posted on 09/25/2003 8:31:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: RoughDobermann
"The West! What a fragile Reed!" read out churlish turban-head.
30 posted on 09/25/2003 8:31:32 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: Alter Kaker
The man was evil. I wish he had had a change of heart before he died.
31 posted on 09/25/2003 8:32:53 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Hold the forks / The knives are coming / Spoons are on their way….)
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To: Alter Kaker; dennisw
A photo dennisw has posted before.

Edward Said throwing rocks at the IDF.

32 posted on 09/25/2003 8:32:58 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: CasearianDaoist
out = our. should read:

"The West! What a fragile Reed!" read our churlish turban-head

33 posted on 09/25/2003 8:34:20 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: kattracks
Speak only good of the dead...

It's good he's dead. Does that work?

Quote of the Month!

35 posted on 09/25/2003 8:37:38 AM PDT by aculeus (.)
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To: Soliton
"Perhaps Mr. Arafat should apply for the position."

The university one, or next in line at the undertakers???

36 posted on 09/25/2003 8:37:43 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: HURRICANE FORCE; Alter Kaker
Just found this, thought it was interesting, it was with the photo of him throwing the rocks:

link

"People who live in glass houses...

"Well-known Palestinian American academic, Edward Said, has embroiled himself in further controversy regarding his conduct. Late last year, a storm brewed up over the revelations produced by Justus Reid Weiner that Said had systematically mis-represented himself for several decades as a Palestinian refugee forcibly evicted by Israel, when in fact he spent an affluent childhood in Cairo.

"Said has described Weiner’s findings as a tissue of lies, yet implicitly conceded their accuracy in the corrected version that now appears in his own memoir, Out of Place."

38 posted on 09/25/2003 8:58:16 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Alter Kaker
Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies

'Nuf Said.

39 posted on 09/25/2003 9:02:13 AM PDT by Imal (I only made this post to show off this cool tagline.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal; general_re; aculeus
Let's dry our tears, and celebrate life with lobster heads.

He would have wanted it that way . . . . or somethin'.

40 posted on 09/25/2003 9:04:21 AM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: general_re
I'm sure its sackcloth time over at The Nation.Bring your black shroud and do drop a note to Sue Sarandon if you get the chance ;-)
41 posted on 09/25/2003 9:04:48 AM PDT by habs4ever
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To: Alter Kaker
Diagnosis: bile overdose.
42 posted on 09/25/2003 9:05:38 AM PDT by IowaHawk
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To: dighton
Oh, Charlie Rose will be in tears tonight ;-)
43 posted on 09/25/2003 9:06:41 AM PDT by habs4ever
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To: texasbluebell
I can't believe the article repeated the lie that Said was born in Jerusalem. It has been conclusively proven that Said was born to an upper-middle class family in Cairo, then under nominal British control. His story, as we learned, was completely false. Said attended a posh private school in Cairo. And in July 2000, Said was photographed throwing rocks over the Lebanese border into Israel, attempting to hit Israelis on the other side. The Columbia Daily Spectator, his own university’s student paper, commented that his “hypocritical violent action” was “alien to this or any other institution of higher learning.”

44 posted on 09/25/2003 9:07:31 AM PDT by Recourse
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To: Alter Kaker
No more rocks to be thrown,
Nor lies to be said,
Whether Sa-eeed or Said,
We're all much better off that he's DEAD!

45 posted on 09/25/2003 9:09:31 AM PDT by the_greatest_country_ever (Shudder the dystopian nightmare of a world without the greatest country ever. God Bless America.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
B'ibud resho'im rena!
46 posted on 09/25/2003 9:18:24 AM PDT by Alouette (The bombing begins in five minutes.)
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To: Semper Paratus
Is this the same guy who wrote a best seller about growing up in Jerusalem that was all a lie?

It's the same guy, except that his book was only a best-seller on campus, thankfully.

47 posted on 09/25/2003 9:21:51 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Alter Kaker
A prominent abetter of terrorism and anti-Western hate. Good riddance.
48 posted on 09/25/2003 9:29:03 AM PDT by PianoMan (And now back to practicing)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies

Said was born in Egypt, I believe. Even in death, he continues to lie.

49 posted on 09/25/2003 9:41:20 AM PDT by pierrem15
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To: Alter Kaker
Truly a New Year's blessing.
50 posted on 09/25/2003 9:56:37 AM PDT by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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