I am not Islamophobic
RE: Omar Khadr
The suffix ‘phobia’ literally means an irrational fear. I’m often told I’m Islamophobic but it is not true. I do not have an irrational fear of Muslims. I have a rational fear of certain persons who happen to be Muslim, gay, or whatever.
In terms of one gay fellow who broke into my apartment and assaulted me, it’s not that he’s gay that bothers me. It’s that he broke into my apartment and assaulted me!
And as for Omar Khadr, I am absolutely outraged that he has won a financial award — because his rights were denied? He loses his Canadian rights when he steps off Canadian soil. He loses his rights when he lobs a grenade killing a foreign soldier. He committed murder on foreign soil. He was seized on foreign soil. I owe him nothing, and the fact he murdered someone does not make me an Islamophobe. I do not have an irrational fear of him. I have a very real, rational, fear of him and what he will do with $10 million taxpayer money. Sandra Harrington, Hamilton