Funny, isn't it?
While it may in other circumstances simply be obnoxious, or legitimately (not to say to an extent justifying murder) offensive to lampoon someone else’s cherished religious leader, the Muslim reaction to Infidel cartoons of Muhammad is entirely itself responsible for the interest Infidels have in lampooning the Islamic prophet in the first place. If Christians had reacted to Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ or Chris Ofili’s dung-encrusted portrait of the Virgin Mary with the same murderous outrage with which Muslims greeted the cartoons of Muhammad, the West would be experiencing a glut of pictures blaspheming Christ and Christianity.
It is, in the first place, an irresistible human impulse to tweak the humorless and self-important; it can in many cases also be a healthy safeguard against tyranny. The figure that cannot be mocked or ridiculed is the one that holds all the cards, all the power. Opposition, dissent, free exchange of ideas depend upon the ability to cause offense without taking one’s life in one’s hands. That’s why the Muhammad cartoons published last week all over the Internet were not an exercise in obnoxiousness or gratuitous offense. They are, rather, the foremost battleground in the defense of the freedom of speech today. Every newspaper in the country should be printing them today, to show they are not cowed and will defend free speech.
Hmm. Kind of like how people continue to express dissent against the Obama-Democrat regime's policies and agenda, despite being smeared by it and its supporters and big-media propagandists as such nonsensical things as "right-wing extremists", "racists", "mobsters", "potential terrorists", "anti-government", "teabaggers", "Nazis", etc., etc... Indeed, Americans will NOT stop openly expressing their disagreement with policies which Obama and the Democrats never even mentioned during the last election campaign yet are imposing fast and furious against the overwhelming will of the majority...
Hmm. Next taboo to break: Dissing politically-correct, fascist homo-orthodoxy in which we're required to speak of homosexuality only in glowing terms, never, never asking questions, never, never asking for proof of claims made about it... or else be thrown behind bars without fair trial, and in violation of our inalienable right to freedom of expression and freedom to offend! Hey, if it's ok for non-Christians to offend Christians because the Constitution guarantees them the right to do so, then of bloody course non-Muslims can offend Muslims and non-gays can offend gays! Yes! Fair is fair is fair! You offend me? Ok, fine... but I get to offend YOU, too! No double standards will be tolerated! No one is superior; no one is inferior. All are equal under and before the law. Tit for tat. Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you. If they do unto you badly, then they can't complain if you return the favor.