Reader Letter: Blame idiots, not USA

To my Islamist brothers and sisters concerning the attacks on U.S. Embassies: If you are outraged by the film "Innocence of Muslims" or the video trailer (which I have not seen), that is your right. However, your right to wave your arms ends at the end of my nose!

If you believe that you must use violence to defend your Prophet, I suggest you go after the person(s) responsible. Don't attack innocent people. I don't believe those who incite this mindless violence are following the Quran.

In the United States of America, each individual and even (due to recent Supreme Court rulings) corporations have a right to free speech. That person or corporation is responsible for what they have said or done under that right.

The U.S.A. is not at fault if some idiot citizen or provocateur communicates something that is offensive or blasphemous or even incendiary.

While I'm on the subject of U.S. embassies, in my opinion the foreign aid pipeline should be in the U.S. embassy. If the embassy is shut, so is the pipeline. If they don't want our embassy, they don't get our support.

Marcus Hoover

Golden Valley