Labels won’t change the way people think
RE: Omar Khadr
Over the last week or so I have read letters calling those who oppose the settlement to Mr. Khadr as bigots.
Having an opinion that differs from those of the two letter writers does not necessarily make anyone a bigot or point to the blanket statement that Islamophobia and xenophobia continues to be rampant especially among Canadian conservatives.
Mr. Trudeau stated he shares the concerns of Canadians who object to the government’s multimillion dollar settlement to Mr. Khadr, but it was the responsible path to follow. I did not hear or read that he thought those opposed were considered bigots.
As Canadians we are all entitled to free speech and to our opinions as long as we don’t incite or spread hate. I have not yet read where those opposed have based that opposition on religious beliefs or race, and right or wrong it is an opinion they are entitled to. Name calling or labelling someone for an opinion will not change the way they feel. Sandra Ellis, Stoney Creek