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From: barry levine
Date: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 8:55 AM
Subject: re: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/opinion/sunday/thomas-l-friedman-is-invasive-species.html
To the Editor:
If by "a 50-year-old Iraqi Sunni male from Mosul" Mr. Friedman means an Arab, we should remember that he probably wasn't born there. Mosul was a predominantly Kurdish city until Saddam Hussein forcibly moved populations, shipping Sunni Arabs into Mosul like Beijing shipped Han Chinese into Tibet. That Sunni Arab has human rights, of course. But he has no more credibility than a White American whining about the threat of immigrants to this country.
Barry Haskell Levine