NBC just did a segment on their news about how brave Charlie Hebdo magazine is for putting a drawing of Mohammad on their cover after what happened to them. I couldn’t help but notice that NBC specifically refused to show the cover themselves and only described it.
They then interviewed French Muslims who were upset about it, calling it insulting. “I don’t go around insulting your religion,” they said. “Why must you insult mine?” Fortunately, none of the ones interviewed showed any sign that they intended to cause harm to the cartoonists.
Is the drawing insulting to Muslims? Of course. Just like the thousands of examples I can find of the way Jesus has been portrayed in comics, movies, cartoons, and comedy bits is insulting to Christians.
If your faith is so weak that you can’t handle criticism of it, maybe you should rethink your beliefs.
And, just as an aside, killing people who disagree with your religion isn’t really a very smart way to gain converts. Just saying.