October 8, 2018

KNOWING YOUR ENEMIES:

Jamal Khashoggi chose to tell the truth. It's part of the reason he's beloved.  (David Ignatius, October 7, 2018, Washington Post)

George Orwell titled a regular column he wrote for a British newspaper in the mid-1940s "As I Please." Meaning that he would write exactly what he believed. My Saudi colleague Jamal Khashoggi has always had that same insistent passion for telling the truth about his country, no matter what.

Khashoggi's fate is unknown as I write, but his colleagues at The Post and friends around the world fear that he was murdered after he visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday.

I have known Khashoggi for about 15 years and want to share here some of the reasons he is beloved in our profession and the news of his disappearance has been such a shock.

Posted by at October 8, 2018 4:01 AM

  

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