I'm an Iranian-American devout Christian i've been around Muslims my entire life. Most of them are great people - they don't support terrorism and they love freedom and liberty and the US at least Iranian Muslims.
I guess it's hard for people like Savage to understand.
I wholeheartedly agree with you. I'm in Iraq where I've been for the last year and a half and I have met some of the most wonderful people here - Sunnis, Shiites and Christians. The media distorts and lies about the situation here. It's not nearly as bad as they make it out to be.
I am also strongly pulling for freedom in Iran.
I think these actions by Muslims condemning killers who use their religion for evil purposes is a good thing.
It should be given more coverage by the media and encouraged.
You obviously dont listen to savage.
I work with a bunch of Muslim grad students who are all excellent people, and I have no doubt that the vast majority of Muslims are this way. The guy in the article was correct when he said the violent fringe is a minority and is rejected by the Muslim mainstream.
All religions -- in fact all large groupings of people -- seem to have a violent fringe. The question, though, is the size of the fringe. Is it a few parts-per-million or is it 2 or 3 percent? A good analogy would be the acceptable level of contamination in drinking water. A few ppm of arsenic is harmless but a few percent is toxic.
So, while I think it's true that the violent part of Islam is a small minority, it might not be a small enough minority to be acceptable.