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12 October 2009


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Brad Ruble

I came to this site from Dove's Eye View. My thoughts go out to her family.


That is lamentable. I like her blog, and her cooking recipes.





I'm very sad to hear this news. My thoughts, too, are with her family.

Maureen Lang

How very sad for her family. I always enjoyed reading Leila's comments here at SST & found my way to her blog through them, which is a wonderful blog. My husband's sister also passed away from cancer last week, so this prayer is for them both:

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace.

My thoughts & prayers go out to Leila's family during this difficult time.

Cold War Zoomie

Very sad news. RIP.


I have followed Leila's comments in various forums for a long time. She always had a perspective which caused me to pause and think. I will miss her and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.


RIP, Leila....

gloria p

How sad for all of us who followed her life and illness. I have "known" Leila online for quite a few years and she was a bright, interesting, talented woman.

My sincere sympathy to her husband and sons.

Sidney O. Smith III

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Leila Abu-Saba. She always came across as courageous, thoughtful and caring, the best of the Telegraph Ave - Berkeley spirit. And she certainly helped deepen my appreciation of the veneration of St. George by Arabs and Muslims.

Blessed are the peacemakers…

Carlo Milono

We had a few private conversations - I found her a smart, kind person and a potential friend with many mutual interests.

Nancy K

I read today with sadness about Leila's passing. I found her blog through your site and have enjoyed her articles and her wonderful recipes.


RIP Leila! We will miss you and your humanity.


Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.

Condolences to her family.


Condolences to her family and friends and to all who enjoyed her writings. This news is very saddening.


I always liked her comments on the blog. My thoughts go out to her family. God willing she is in peace now.


As most of us only know her virtually, we can only mourn the loss of a person who brought a lot of humanity and sympathy to subjects ususally hugely absent of both and a compassion that will sorely be missed.

My sympathies go to her family & friends who will feel the loss far greater than us.

Allah yirhamik ya Leila

William R. Cumming

I am sorry for the blog because Leila had a unique and very informative perspective on many posts. I also am sorry very sorry for her family. Odd how often cancer when it strikes the young and very young is so destructive. Disclosure--am a cancer survivor myself.


And I also enjoyed her well-written posts followed by her Arabic name.

David Habakkuk

A most civilised lady. I will miss her comments.

William P. Fitzgerald III

Pat Lang,

I've looked forward to reading her thoughtful and well-phrased postings on SST. She was a truly gentle person and I should like to extend my sympathy to her family and friends.




Her "Hello Kind World" post at http://bedouina.typepad.com/ is one of very few blog posts that I have printed to a file so that I can read it again and again.


Leila added a truly unique, and insightful, perspective to the STT community. She will be missed. I hope for peace and recovery for her family and loved ones.

Babak Makkinejad

No man is an island, entire of itself.
Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were.

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind

and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee.

Bill Wade, NH

My sympathies to the family.

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