Let­ter of irony

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

There is a glar­ing irony in the ti­tle of Fasih Ma­lik’s let­ter,

De­nounce hate (Nov. 3). He ad­mon­ishes the press for “giv­ing hate­ful rhetoric pub­lic­ity,” then uses this same press to do ex­actly that of which he dis­ap­proves.

He as­serts that the Pitts­burgh syn­a­gogue killer be­lieved in and was thus en­cour­aged by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. Even a to­ken search on Google re­veals that this ma­niac de­spised Trump for “help­ing in­fest the U.S. with Jews” and fur­ther, that he was “proud he did not vote for him nor had he ever touched or owned a Make Amer­ica Great Again hat.”

While Ma­lik can dis­agree with Trump, on ei­ther a per­sonal or po­lit­i­cal level, this does not give him the right to im­pugn Trump by in­sin­u­at­ing he is re­spon­si­ble in any way with­out any ev­i­dence for this hor­rific crime.

To do that is an ex­am­ple of the purist form of hate­ful rhetoric he wishes to de­nounce. Al Gret­zky Lon­don

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