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Reader's View: US wars worse than attack on Rushdie

Americans seem to get more upset about an attack on Rushdie and his freedom of speech than our own government’s 20 years of butchering innocents in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Regarding the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie and America’s outrage (“ Other View: Attack on Rushdie, free speech was cowardly act ,” Aug. 16), the U.S. has always been more concerned with protecting the freedom to bash and mock Islam than protect the lives of innocent Muslims.

Americans seem to get more upset about an attack on Rushdie and his freedom of speech than our own government’s 20 years of butchering innocents in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It’s as though the U.S. is saying, “Our freedom and right to bash your religion is more important than you being safe from our freedom to murder you.”

Frank Erickson

Minneapolis

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