That Abu Laban guy, sheesh. So on Morning Edition he said that the “ringer” cartoons were ones that had been sent in “intimidation letters” (to whom, he declined to say) so that’s why he threw those in.
Other than that, he spent his whole NPR interview pleading for Muslims to condemn the violence and calm the hell down.
Oh no, wait… what he actually said was:
STEVE INSKEEP: Do you regret that this has gone so far?
Mr. ABU LABAN: Well, the same way Mr. Ford will regret that he produced a nice car, and a teenager had used it in the wrong way to kill himself or to kill somebody else. We do not blame Ford because they produce nice cars. We produce the people who misuse them.
I listened to the piece, and he actually said that: We produce the people who misuse them. Interesting slip, eh?