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in response to reader comment: A single instance, phonetics! I implore you!

Submitted by phonetics (Indonesia), Dec 19, 2006 at 03:56

seeing as you want quantity over quality... here is your count... don't know if it falls under your "category" of muslim and non muslim... but here it is:

Open Letter to Pope Benedict XVI by 38 leading muslim scholars and leaders, condemning and apologizing for the misapprehension of the meaning of jihad and for not being able to counter such attacks. And what is better about it is that they, unlike you, want to establish discussions and open mindedness, thank God for the Pope... Signed and delivered October 12, 2006.

Now...That's international and public... So here's something a bit more regional and perhaps personal...

My apology to my friend Melanie, who is a jew, after I distanced myself from her for fear of peer pressure (everyone in class sneered at us because we were friends, her a jew me islamic, place: london, time: somewhere around 1988, and perhaps i could tell her to send you my apology letter that she still has seeing as most probably you wont believe me)

AA Gym (a muslim preacher/ustadz) in Indonesia, apologized and condemned the Bali bombings-2002(Apology extended towards everyone, he didn't have a "category" like you so technically he wasn't saying sorry to non muslims only, since he didn't say it with a prejudice sort of viewpoint)

An open speech by the Fillipino muslims (non ARMM) for the fighting going on in and outside Mindanao on the "so called" behalf of muslims-sometime last year, Philippines.

My Bosnian friend (Elvir Birkich-muslim) apologizing to his Physics Olympiad team mate Goran (serbian and christian) for stepping on his foot, you can find them if you type IPho or Physics Olympiad 2002 in Google and type in Bosnia-herzegovina in the site search. Very good friends.

but of course you don't want an open discussion, you just want to accuse. So here is the latest apology by a muslim (if you must) to you (whatever you are):

I am sorry that you feel that way about Muslims and I am truly sorry for you... It must be hard keeping all that hate inside...

Submitting....

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