Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 August 2019

Muslims are criticised for respecting their own faith

Our readers have their say on Afghanistan, climate change, Facebook scams and burkinis

The burkini has been banned in numerous French swimming pools and on a number of beaches. Getty
The burkini has been banned in numerous French swimming pools and on a number of beaches. Getty

I write in reference to Shelina Janmohamed’s opinion piece France’s ‘Operation Burkini’ is about treating all women with dignity and respect (June 28).

Hypocrisy and discrimination have many facets and faces. When Muslims do things that we all like to do, such as swim, while respecting their own faith, then they appear to attract criticism, even though they are quite clearly harming no one.

Nazim Hasan Khan, India

It is the Afghan people who suffer most from violence

I write in reference to your article Kabul bomb: 34 dead after Taliban attack hits military compound (July 2).

Corruption, poverty and violence always reach a head at some point. Afghanistan is a hotbed of corruption and political and economic malaise. Of course, it is the poor Afghan people, who have had to deal with decades of never-ending war, that always suffer the most.

Name withheld by request

Extraordinary plane fall is a tragic and bizarre tale

I write in reference to your article Man falls from plane into London garden (July 2). This story was sad to read. Clearly this is a very unusual occurrence, which should be properly investigated in order that the truth can come out.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Freak weather has far reaching consequences

I write in reference to your online article Mexico hail storm: did climate change cause Guadalajara’s freak summer ice? (July 1). The area will now flood in parts, leaving standing water, which is a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitos. It is not just about the hail but the myriad consequences of such a weather system.

Erin Eaton, Abu Dhabi

Facebook must take quicker action on financial scams

I refer to your article Facebook takes action after ‘thousands tricked’ by scam targeting UAE (June 30). There are so many fake channels like this. They should be taken down.

Rafik Abasov, Baku

Praise for teen tennis sensation Cori Gauff

I write in reference to your online article Cori Gauff ‘feeling blessed’ to be making Wimbledon history at age of 15 (June 30). This young woman can play. I watched her while she was qualifying for Wimbledon. And on Monday she defeated the titan Venus Williams. I hope she continues to do well.

Marlene Roets de Beer, South Africa

Updated: July 2, 2019 05:55 PM

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