Dear Karen,

You sent me an email circular about Muslims, which I have now deleted as I found it incredibly offensive. Many of us here in the UK and Europe look aghast at the ridiculousness of most of your Republican Party candidates. If it didn’t have such serious implications for the future of world politics, it would be really laughable how many of your fellow countrymen are taken in by this kind of utter tosh. It might be OK for people to voice such illiberal, ignorant, hate-filled vitriolic sentiments in your circle of friends, in your country, but please don’t further pollute mine with this hate speech. I’d be grateful if you would refrain from sending on this sort of message to me in the future. For all you know, I might be a Muslim. Had you considered that?

Many thanks

Gita