Re "Activist for nonviolent protests faces trial" (Our Region, Jan. 21): How ironic that a fanatic trying to stir up trouble in Vietnam would be hailed as a devotee of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King was vilified in the United States when he became a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, which he saw as imperialistic and detrimental to blacks. King believed the war was intended to deny the Vietnamese the right to determine their own destiny, as surely as white Southerners denied that right to blacks.
Elk Grove refugee Nguyen Quoc Quan, convicted of terrorism in a country in which more than a million people were killed by American firepower, seems to have adopted the American arrogance of deciding how Vietnamese should live their lives.
-- Paul Clegg, Sacramento