I never said that they shouldn't be shown, I just said that it was stupid, and I would take it further and say it was irresponsible to. Yes maybe there is freedom to do things, but that does not mean that there will not be repurcusions after. What I am trying to say is that the publication was fully aware that it would cause unrest. Sometimes restraint is needed. I am not saying that things like this should not be published, but considering the volatility of the world at the moment, it would have been wiser not to.
Would you go up to someone you know to be violent and purposely try and make them annoyed, knowing full well that they are going to punch you in the face? If you are intelligent, you would know not to antagonise the person.
The ironic thing about this episode is that the cartoons were lampooning the stereotypical view of Muslims by the media and some of the population. Instead of the Islamic community rising above such silly views, they acted out the very roles that people expect them to.
I am very aware that not all Muslims are like these 'mad bastards', unlike what you said earlier in the thread. Sadly, however, it is those who shout loudest that are taken notice of