To the editor:
In your (BroadsheetDAILY)January 21st article, “Confection Defection,” Matthew Fenton wrote that “But one of the member nations of the G20 is Saudi Arabia.
Although this fact has never inspired controversy in any of the dozens of other sites where Candy Nations has been exhibited in the last eight years, a predictable furor erupted in early January, when conservative websites discovered that the flag of the Muslim nation was being displayed at the site of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.”
I would like to point out that there are two other Muslim nations that are members of the G20: Indonesia and Turkey. I don’t believe there were objections to their flags being displayed at the World Trade Center site. The objection with the Saudi Arabian flag being displayed is more likely connected to the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi nationals and that the Saudi Arabian government is currently being sued by some of the victim’s families for being complicit in those attacks.