There’s no question we should feel moved and sympathetic for the recent victims of terrorist violence in Manchester and London, but in the past week terrorist activity has killed many more people, including numerous children, in Afghanistan and Iraq. While it’s easy to feel sympathy for people who look, sound and behave like us in America, we should try to remember these other victims of murder, encouraged and supported by the same criminal minds as those responsible for the UK deaths.

The victims in Kabul and Baghdad did not look or sound the same as us, and news of their tragic deaths and mutilation has not received the publicity it maybe ought to attract from all decent people.

About Michael E. Sedgwick

I live in a beautiful retirement community beneath the Catalina Mountains, 26 miles north of Tucson, and enjoy writing short stories, novels, memoirs and essays. I've been married to a wonderful woman for 56 years and enjoy traveling the world with her.
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