LETTERS: Needed to be said

Having people already in the public realm, such as journalists, countering this attitude is very important.

I want to thank Dale Boyd for his thoughtful and much-needed remarks in the paper on terrorism (Penticton Western News, Nov. 20, Terrorist attacks haven’t become the routine).

I too am disgusted by the very negative response of far too many people (and more who don’t say it in public) to bringing Syrian refugees to Canada.

There will always be people who let fear of the other rule their lives and have no compassion for anyone not exactly like them, but I think that a decade of a federal government that used fear as a weapon of control has made the prevalence of such thinking much greater.

Having people already in the public realm, such as journalists, countering this attitude is very important.

Eva Durance

Penticton