"Thus, according to Najla Said, the Arab world was seen as stagnant, submissive and backward — as opposed to the supposedly superior Western world. " Okay, but where is the Arab world today in terms of science, art or human progress? It's a dump. Edward was just driven by bitterness. He knew the Western world, which was generous to take him in, was superior. But he couldn't overcome the rage and the humiliation of being proven wrong about his attempts to equate the Arab world with modern Western democracies.
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from the article: Being a Palestinian intellectual's daughter in post-9/11 New York