"As always, however, it’s crucial to remember that there is no one Islam in this scene"Fact is, there is never no one of anything in any scene, despite all attempts to suggest otherwise. Since 9/11, we have tried, tried, and tried again to frame Islam into two groups: poor, starving terrorists who hate us because we made them do it, and the rest of Islam that is about tolerance, love, peace, and John Lennon songs.
It is a shame that it takes stories like this to challenge that. The good news is that the MSM, never quick to allow an inconvenient fact get in the way of a good narrative, will probably not make to much of this or similar stories.
Fun note. Read the comment by reader Jerry. His beef? Mattingly chose to focus on this story, instead of the stories about Muslims lending a helping hand to their Christian neighbors. Tmatt's response makes it simple: We hear nothing other than how wonderful, tolerant, and welcoming Muslims are to their Christian neighbors. It's those cases where Muslims are kicking down doors, blowing up churches, and shooting nuns that don't get the press time. Now, if this were a Christian minister threatening to burn a Koran, then you can be the coverage would increase a hundredfold.