There is a certain expectation that our paper will always be providing a platform of apology for our street and that every narrative has to subscribe to this consideration. And this is why I made the decision to run Ali’s piece. I recognize the value of being empirical in our approach. It’s good to be sometimes liberated from the classic anxieties of orientalism. The question here is how to convey what you see on the ground without the need to feel either apologetic or orientalist.