While I agree that the cartoon are in bad taste, I think Hugh misses the point of the issue. In the article above he points out that there are lots of things that offend us here and we should understand the Muslims being offended. I do understand. I am drawing the line at their call for censorship. Joel Stein http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-stein24jan24,0,4137172.column?coll=la-news-comment-opinions offended me. However, I am not saying that the LA Times should be shut down, California should be boycotted and Mr. Stein should be beheaded. It's about free speech. No one has the right to never be offended. The cartoons in Denmark didn't advocate harming Muslims, it's not hate speech. I am in solidarity with the Danish because of the overreaction of the Muslim people.
UPDATE: Here is the difference between me beefing about Joel Stein and Muslim reaction to cartoons.