Between the world of friends, strangers and enemies - I believe, we all have a wider world of strangers than friends and enemies. And it becomes all too easy to not feel any sympathy for strangers - the people we do not know, have not met and may not likely meet at all. Hence, it is not difficult to for completely disregard strangers. The same may apply for our enemies. But because we know them to be our enemies, we harbour greater dislike for them and an even deeper disregard for them. At the end of the day, we only seem to relate to and care for our friends.
This is precisely what has occurred and been displayed by the ban - not because of HHDL's action to ban it but our own reactions to it and how we seem to perpetuate in those wrong actions and wrong views. We have alienated others as much as they have outcasted us - using the ban to separate us all further, causing a greater divide because we each are under the influence of our own attachment and hatred.
We are and have been guilty of using one or the other as a reason NOT to admire the other and speak badly about either. We are and have been acting in such ordinary ways, due to our ordinary perception and capabilities.
Collectively, we create the karmic cause to experience unbearable suffering - not just in the future, but even in the present. For ourselves and for others. I do stress the word: collectively.
They and us equals collectively. We perpetuate our own sufferings together. Not them to us, or us to them. It is the same. Doesn't matter who started the fire or what started the fire, no one is working hard to put out the fire but more concerned with adding fuel to the fire.
Hence, yes, the narrow minded are all of us. Those who do not understand include each and every one of us.
When do we show that we understand? When we act differently. When we hold neither to be responsible for our own pain, suffering and karma. When we do not assign any responsibility to someone else or to another group to remove that pain, suffering and karma. Above all, we do not continue to engage in activities that will add onto the bad karma that we all already carry in varying degrees.