Hate preachers must be stopped in wake of attacks

Friends of a missing man grieve outside a refuge centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 March 2019. EPA
Friends of a missing man grieve outside a refuge centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, 17 March 2019. EPA

With reference to your online story Peddlers of hate must bear responsibility for the Christchurch attacks (March 17), religion is not the problem, it’s ignorance and arrogance. We’d all do better without those.

Andrea Moraes, Canada

This terrorist was not urged by any religion, he acted on a desire to kill innocent people who were praying in a place of worship because of their religious affiliation.

Religion is a private choice and should remain so. Bigotry, hatred, racism and Islamophobia should be eradicated through education.

Wadad de Marco, Dubai

Such a heartbreaking event. Prayers for all.

Sandy Kuhle, Abu Dhabi

God bless Adeeb Sami, the UAE executive shot while protecting his sons from the Christchurch shooter.

Wishing him and all of the others who were injured a quick recovery.

Alisher Ahmedov, UAE

I hope he has a speedy recovery and that he and his family have the strength to come to terms with what has happened to them and the necessary support to enable them to do this.

Sophia Bailey, Abu Dhabi

Theresa May is leading from the front on Brexit

In response to your story A cliffhanger ending to both Brexit and Theresa May’s career? (March 16), she is head and shoulders above the rest.

Robert Kippen, Spain

She is fantastic. Mrs May, you seem to be the only person with any sense in Parliament.

Gillian Prestwood, UK

Let’s improve inclusivity in all industries and workplaces

With regards to your story 93 per cent of disabled Emiratis are unemployed, says minister (March 16), I think this is a great idea. It would be good to see people with all kinds of disabilities working. I used to work with the disabled and people with learning difficulties. It was my job to get them into the mainstream and to educate people to understand and accept them for who they are. We are all different but we all have something to give to society. I really hope these people will be given the chance they deserve.

Evon Rawlings, Dubai

We must all protect our natural habitat and fauna

With regards Saeed Saeed’s column Another side of Abu Dhabi: Forget dune-bashing and take visitors to these spots in the capital (March 16), agreed but can we please stop calling it “dune bashing”?

It implies an invitation for people to race across our dunes without respecting our flora and fauna, which hide under the top layer of the sand and in little bushes – and of which there is plenty, much more than the eye sees.

We need to advocate responsible driving if we want to give them a chance of survival.

Heidi Struiksma, Dubai

Published: March 17, 2019 07:35 PM


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