1. High fives, Osama! Way to go, baby! That's showin' 'em!
2. This is terrible. No Muslim can tolerate such a horrible act of terrorism and if America will only cease (Fill in the blanks with a whole list of grievances, real or imagined.), I'm sure such attacks will never happen again. [Translation: The beatings will continue until moral improves.]
3. This is terrible. No Muslim would do such a thing. It must have been the Israeli Mossad who did this in order to justify (Fill in the blanks with a whole list of grievances, real or imagined.). [Translation: The U.S. and Israel aren't just bad. They're so bad they'll murder themselves to justify beating up on Muslims.]
There is of course, a forth response rarely heard. That response states that Islam must reform itself to adapt to modern pluralistic societies like the United States where people of all faiths enjoy equality under a common, public law separated from any particular religious institution. These are modernist Muslims; the ones we look to lead Islam out of its imperialist, totalitarian past and into a future of freedom, peace and prosperity.
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