Muslims think depictions of Mohammed are blasphemous. I understand that. They are outraged over the Danish cartoons containing pictures of Mohammed. I understand that.
But Muslims didn’t draw or publish the cartoons. Nor is Denmark a Muslim country. Muslims did not blaspheme. Nevertheless, thousands of Muslims in the Middle East are rioting, burning, even killing according to one report, because of the cartoons. That I don’t understand.
The rioters appear to be opportunists using the cartoons as an excuse to run amok. Not unlike other rioters in other times and places. Violence against one’s neighbors over something that happened abroad? What does that prove? That the cartoon showing an angry Mohammed with a bomb for a turban was right on?
The true blasphemy here is the violence being committed in the name of a peaceful prophet.