A good example is the current situation with Charlie Hebdo. Here is a group of cartoonists who were killed by Islamic zealots and are now being held up as martyrs. But I can't take either side of this. Why? Because although I am very against militant terrorism, and view these terrorists as cowards who are going to burn in hell, I feel like the Charlie Hebdo-ites are reacting blindly. Firstly, I see no reason Islamic leaders need to apologize for the acts of a crazy few. I also don't think President Clinton needs to apologize for the Columbine shooting because he's a white male, even though he was President when it happened doesn't make sense to me.
But the other thing is that I have looked at some of Hebdo's work. Great, freedom of speech and making fun of religion and all that. But they was kind of an arse. I mean, they didn't just mock Islam but other groups as well, and in a way that seems more mean-spirited than funny. They're kind of like a school bully, and then one day one of the dads of a kid he picked on came to school and killed him. Sure, the dad shouldn't have killed him. But he was still a bully, and not a hero. So I don't want to take part in those whole 'I am Charlie' campaign. Sure, he used his freedom of speech and all that. But you know what-there are many people out there who use there freedom of speech in a way that is not mean-spirited.
Anyway I'm not alone in this. Here is a link to another article approaching this issue:
So I hope you all realize I am not condoning the attack. Not by a long shot. I'm just saying that I can't get on board praising an individual who didn't seem to care at all about other people's sensitivities.