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Letter: Offended by Feb. 17 cartoon

Considering that Muslim jihadists chopped off the heads of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya this weekend, Muslim jihadists launched deadly shooting sprees in Copenhagen at a cartoonist’s free-speech event and a synagogue, Muslim jihadists murdered Jews at a kosher deli in Paris and slaughtered the entire staff of Charlie Hebdo over their drawings, Muslim jihadists caged and burned Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh alive, Muslim jihadists threw gays off buildings in Iraq, Muslim jihadists beheaded journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, humanitarian workers Alan Henning and Peter Kassig and Japanese nationals Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto Jogo, Muslim jihadists have kidnapped and slaughtered thousands of innocent men, women and children in Nigeria; was the cartoon by John Cole depicting those who take their natural rights to self-defense as stated in the Second Amendment of our Constitution the best you could have done in your Feb. 17 issue?

Implying that the reason a psychopathic atheist killed three of his neighbors was due to our inalienable right to keep and bear arms and ascribing religious fervor to the belief in that right is quite beyond the pale and is an example of elitist hoplophobic narcissism that has no place in objective journalism.

Neal Pollack


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