Letter to the editor: Antisemitism, Islamophobia and homophobia are all wrong

Carolyn Layne

I have strong opinions, and I try unsuccessfully to keep them to myself.

I was glad that Robert Stone wrote about the history of Israel and Palestine in the Nov. 2 Summit Daily News and hope that people will read it and take note. I agree that just because you don’t support Israel’s actions in Gaza does not make you anti-Semitic. I am not Jewish, but I have family members who are. I do support Israel as a longtime ally, but I know that most Palestinians are not Hamas.

What Hamas did in Israel is horrific, but equally horrific is bombing innocent civilians. It is one thing to defend yourself and your country but another to seek revenge while killing a lot of innocent people. I do not believe we should be sending aid to Israel while people are starving and dying in Gaza.

On another note, antisemitism is becoming very alarming in the U.S., but so is Islamophobia — and homophobia. What the heck is wrong with people!

And seriously, Rod Bishop, in your letter to the editor on Nov. 3 are you really blaming “diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology promoted by the present Summit School board of education” for the state of the nation? Give me a break!

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