Hey, but I gotta disagree with your statement about "these people don't represent our faith". I think it just silences the problem and does not encourage people to think more about their faith and the content of each holy book. If they identify as muslims and use quran quote, yes, they are indeed muslims who represent islam. I mean, lets use that argument for holocaust. Some Germans say nazi wasnt their value, but does that erase the fact many germans supported nazi's values?
so, if you’re an american, you’re saying you’re accountable for all the slavery in america? or if you’re british, you’re saying you’re accountable for the colonialism that killed literally millions in order to force britain’s culture onto countries around the globe? and you’re saying that if you’re a christian, you’re accountable for the KKK? and that if you’re an atheist, you’re accountable for everything awful Richard Dawkins and TheAmazingAtheist say?
yes, by a technicality these people “represent” their groups simply by virtue of being part of them but saying so like this is misleading, adds nothing of value to the discussion, and worst of all, seems like a scapegoat to blame good people for the actions of those with shitty beliefs who happen to share a religion with them.