The question of how Americans will react when we have our own Van Gough case is pertinent. Writers like Irsad Manji get regular death threats and sooner or later an American person speaking out will be silenced. The penalty for blasphemy in Islam is death and all it takes is one lunatic.
I personaly have been threatened for discussing Fred Isaacs book Indigenous People Under the Rule of Islam. The discussion of Islamic history sans the PC white washing
The problem is will the American people overreact with violence against Muslims or will they ask questions. Freedom of speech is my birth right as an American including blasphemy. Now as a practical matter I do not do this and stick with the historical record.
The questions are if you can not live in a free society what are you doing here. The problem with liberals is they have their heads in air. Your freedom ends when it diminishes mine. Thus is Abdul Jihad doesn't like my freedom of speech or that the lady next door is promiscous that is too bad. We live in an open society with guarenteed rights. The second that my freedom is restricted to appease Johny Jihad or Karl Commie we all loose.
Violent religious extreemism does not belong in our country. So if you want to kill blasphemers or people who convert from Islam you are in the wrong country.