I've heard many criminals cry persecution, does that mean they are right??
There are also many incidents throughout history, where the ones crying persecution were wrong.
Comparing MLs woes, to any of the people throughout history, who have been wrongly persecuted, is a poor analogy. His problems are entirely brought on by his own behaviour, what a pity that there are so many willing to absolve him from taking personal responsibility for his own actions.
So well put, I totally agree. ML and his followers have been complaining of being persecuted all along, but they are the ones that relentlessly attack others even when they are being ignored. So they keep provoking the confrontations.