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Burchill's ranting is bigoted drivel

Julie Burchill's rant about Lauren Booth's choice to become a Muslim (Comment, October 28) is pure, bigoted drivel. Her whole diatribe was an ill-informed attack on Islam as some kind of despotic, murderous ideology.

Does she know any Muslims? I've lived in five Muslim countries and been greeted with nothing but unconditional hospitality. And, yes, I was living there with my Western, atheist, non-hijab-wearing girlfriend.

I've also got a best mate and a brother-in-law who are Muslims. They haven't tried to cut my head off yet. To become a Muslim is not "sucking up to Islamism"; it's a personal choice of faith. And suggesting all Muslims and Catholics hate Jews is so absurd.

ZAK BROPHY

Glasgow

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