Re "Slain envoy devoted to helping Libyans" (Page A1, Sept. 13): I wish to express my sorrow at the untimely loss of the Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Accounts indicate he loved the people of Libya, working to help them build a new opportunities in their country.
I have empathy for him, as for the past 10 years I have been working on water and peace in Iraq. I went to Iraq by myself as a guest of scientists in Basrah, and was impressed with their intelligence, humor, respect, hospitality, generosity and devotion to their religion. I have spent the past 10 years forming a nonprofit corporation working for new opportunities and hope in the Muslim world as well.
As-salaam aleikum, peace be upon you, Ambassador Stevens. Your life of compassion, honor and integrity made the world a better place. I hope I can do the same. You honor the spirit of America.
-- Michelle Stevens, Sacramento
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