I was angered by her lawyers' press conference. One could make two different defenses in the wake of her son's crimes:
1. This is a terrible slaughter, and I hope my son and daughter-in-law had nothing to do with it. I, am, however, completely innocent, in thought and deed.
2. You have to understand the grievances of the Muslim community before judging this action.
I felt the lawyers' performance was a lot closer to option 2 than one -- yet another instance of Islamic spokesmen lecturing the rest of America what American needs to do to accommodate Islamic habits, on the heels of a slaughter perpetrated by Muslims.
I don't want or need Muslims to be put through the ordeal of Denouncement Theater, in which people demand they condemn actions they had nothing to do with.
On the other hand, I am tired of terrorist slaughters being used as PR opportunities on behalf of more radical interpretations of Islam, too.
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