What would you do if you have a dear friend of 15 years whose views have radicalised over the past year?
I moved to a country town less than a year ago. We caught up recently in the city and I could not believe what was coming out of her mouth.
She was saying some awful things about Muslims, that they are satanic and will take over Australia and the world and kill all of us if we don’t convert. It’s time for a crusade blah blah blah you get the drift. I was speechless and attempted to change the conversation. This tirade happened in more than 3 conversations during the space of a weekend.
My other half would just get up and leave the room without a word as if he was going to the toilet except he never returned. He said in private that he would not sit still and listen to that drivel.
She is a good friend and is due to visit us next weekend and I want to have a chat with her but unsure as how to bring up the topic. I don’t want her and my hubby to clash because they are both hotheaded.
I don’t want to lose her friendship. I suspect her new friends have influenced her. She has never espoused those views previously.
I’m really stressed because I don’t like ‘confrontation’. Any advice would be appreciated.