The reaction by the left is mostly predictable:
2) Redefine the perpetrators as just someextremists acting on their own beliefs rather than members of a specificcommunity or religion (kind of like saying the Nazis weren’t such bad guys –why judge the whole movement based on the bad apples who had a Jew hangup?)
3) Justify the attacks based on the actions of thevictims, e.g. claiming depictions of the Prophet that are demeaning are hate speech, incitement, etc.
All that’s missing is step #4, which is blame the Jews/State of Israel, and that’s bound to follow.And so the world marches along toward another dark age…