The abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers draws intense reactions from some who left Iraq to find freedom in Washington state, but prolonged outrage isn’t one of them.
While some local Iraqis are bothered by the images, others welcome them.
Imad al-Turfy, another Everett resident, shows no sympathy for the prisoners, saying their treatment paled when compared with the horrors inflicted under Saddam Hussein’s regime.
“They raped our women. They killed our kids. So there’s hatred between us, the people here, and the people in Iraq,” he said, referring to the Shiite Muslims who emigrated and the Sunni Muslims who ruled Iraq under Saddam.
“Anything coming to them would make me happy.”
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