Peter Noble, Byron Bay
Regarding Sue Arnold’s letter ‘Tolerance goes both ways’ (Echonetdaily July 19)
I believe the response to this letter must be about what is the nature of racism – and what is hate speech.
For every bad-news story about Muslim people, there are good ones. While negatives can be found in any culture – including our own, a western elitist viewpoint does nothing at all to create a better planet – it just enshrines negative entrenched positions.
I believe that any Muslim person reading Ms Arnold’s letter would find it appalling – and feel vilified. Is that the object of the letter?
I believe it can be appropriately defined as hate speech.