Yeah, and that's what pretty much everyone in the thread has been doing. Some people have taken it further to make brazen generalisations about a larger group. No, but if you linked this to Americans to describe the entire nation in some negative fashion than you could be dismissed on that basis. The whole point of this apparent 'apologism' coming up was to counter accusations made. If you think it should've stayed out of the thread, that's what you should be targeting. Did you see the post Arwon was responding to that essentially brought the issue up? That's unfortunately because in almost every thread where Islam comes up, there is some generalisation that needs to be set straight.