Nicolas Kristoff of the New York Times has posted a rather unnecessary apology on behalf of Americans in particular and of non-Moslems in general.
I don’t want him to apologize on my behalf because I’m not the one who’s violent, goes beserk, burns down buildings nor riots when he assumes the smoke from a military base is burning of my holy book.
Right now, Moslems are violent and have great difficulty controlling their emotions. I can certainly empathize that burning of someone holy book is unnecessarily provocative but if Islam is such a robust and self-confident religion, it should’ve been able to use the event as a teaching moment. Islamic apologists should’ve prepared themselves to explain why the Koran is a holy book and to persuade non-Moslems on the religion’s reasonability.
The fact that the apologists squandered the occasion and antagonized people who would naturally be sympathetic, merely reinforces the popular view that Islam is a
disordered religion and its believers are a menace to peace
Honestly, I want to read and hear Moslems expressing contrition about their behaviour past and present . Unfortunately, they never will so the bad will will continue to exist