Regarding “Islamophobia: Why it’s getting worse and the role of Catholics,” Oct. 5, Page 15:

There are factual reports of hate infecting Muslims throughout the world. The threat is real, not the object of a phobia. Intolerance, violence, and the forced diaspora of Jews and Christians from Islamic-dominated countries is real. Yes there are good Muslims, many good Muslims, but there is a pall of silence over them when it comes to policing their religion.

Kelly Coughlin

North Bend