This guy sounds like an apologist. The point about asking for an apology is to make the aggressor think twice about continuing to do the same thing. As far as mocking Islam, it is fair to ask why not? Of course we all know that Muslims tend to respond to criticism in ways that are not necessarily healthy to the aggressor or his family. So, in effect, they are letting the Muslims set the debate terms, which should not be permitted.
It’s when people DON’T stand up for themselves is when they get rolled, and its been proven over and over again.
No, he’s right. Who wants a fake apology? Sarah did not ask for one for herself, but for others. Personally, we turn the other cheek. We do stand up for others. But, the writer is correct, as history shows. When the church is under persecution, it grows and gets stronger. For many, it makes you look at the accusations and see if there is truth, then take action to correct what needs to be. The church has drawn ridicule for a lot of reasons and some introspection is needed. We will all come out of it stronger. We need only remember that Christ said that gates of Hell will not prevail against the church to totally destroy it.
Got to remember that one CANNOT become a doormat and just simply take abuse.