Flopping Aces sums it all up nicely, with all the relevant cartoons, as well.
I'm lazy, with very little to post, so I'll just reprint the comment I left there:
Notice that here in a free society, when we see something questionable in taste and which is offensive to us (*cough*WashingtonPostcartoon*cough*), what happens? We send a letter expressing our displeasure; and the source in question of the offense has the good sense to post it for all to see, and debate a response back. No threat of violence. No homicide bombers. No one kidnapped and beheaded...no cartoonist dismembered. No calls for Jihad.What is also disappointing, is rather than just boycotting the newspapers in question, they condemn the whole entire country (ies) for accountability.
The sooner radical Islam vacates the 12th century and joins the rest of the civilized world right here in the 21st century, the sooner there will be world peace and tolerance.
Many of the Muslim countries have an anger management problem; and it is for this reason that nuclear weapons have to be kept out of the hands of a country like Iran.