How to handle intimidating
Plus, of course, friendship—though I like to think that my reaction would have been the same if I hadn't known Salman at all.
As a victim, you should confront the bully with your complaint.
In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation.
In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression.
The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “The one thing ...
that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.” ― Edward Abbey, “The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat.
Your tormentors may even accuse you of bullying them if you stand up to them.