Me­thinks this writer protests too much

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: I am not Is­lam­o­pho­bic (July 19)

To let­ter the writer of this let­ter: If you are of­ten be­ing told you are Is­lam­o­pho­bic, per­haps ar­gu­ing over what a “pho­bia” is should not be your main con­cern. Maybe you should ex­am­ine your be­hav­iour and what you’re say­ing that makes peo­ple feel you are Is­lam­o­pho­bic.

You also men­tion that it was not the fact your in­truder was gay that both­ered you, it was sim­ply that he broke in and as­saulted you.

Then why even men­tion he was gay? The colour of his hair didn’t bother you, but you didn’t men­tion that, the shirt he wore didn’t bother you, but that wasn’t men­tioned ei­ther. I find it strange you men­tion he was gay and fol­low with that his be­ing gay doesn’t bother you.

Read­ing your let­ter be­tween the lines I can say that you show clear signs of re­li­gious in­tol­er­ance and ho­mo­pho­bia.

If you pre­fer peo­ple use those words to de­scribe your be­hav­iour I’m sure they will ac­com­mo­date. Don Hol­land, Hamil­ton

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