When Muslim extremists commit acts of violence in retaliation for "offenses" committed by Westerners, there are invariably many Muslims who express sympathy for the victims and condemnation for the attackers.
- 2015-01-18 [L..T] WFAA: Anti-Muslim Protestors Rally Outside Peace Conference in Texas "I don't support their ideology. I don't support what they're doing," one protestor said about the conference – while those at the conference made clear they don't support Islamic extremists who shot and killed 12 people at the satiric publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
- 2015-01-16 [L..T] Hundreds expected to protest Islamic meeting in Garland "We asked if he saw a distinction between families going in, and terrorists who committed the murderous attacks in Paris. "I see common ground," he replied."
- 2014-09-26 [L..T] Muslims in Europe rally against extremist violence "In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists don't speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun."
- 2011-11-08 [L..T] Charlie Hebdo front cover depicts Muslim man kissing cartoonist "French satirical magazine does not hold back in latest issue despite firebomb attack after printing Muhammad cartoon"