Letter: I welcome Coun. Singh’s insights

Editor:

An open letter to Coun. Arjun Singh:

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I welcome your comments of concern regarding social messages that promote mistruths about Muslims or any group of people, as reported on the Kamloops This Week website on March 23 (‘Kamloops deputy mayor says posts shared by new chamber ED are disconcerting’).

In a March 24 story on the Guardian website (‘Sadiq Khan challenges Theresa May to act against Tory Islamophobia’), London Mayor Sadiq Khan articulates compelling reasons for political leaders to speak out and take positive actions regarding Islamophobia, not the least of which is a significant leap in reported hate crimes against Muslims in Britain since the March 15 terrorist attacks at two Christchurch mosques.

According to the charity Tell Mama, 95 incidents were reported to the charity between the day of the New Zealand atrocity and midnight on March 21.

John McNamer
Kamloops

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