What do Muslims get from pointless violence other than a bad name? These are cowardly acts that are commited against unarmed civilians. Exactly where is the Jihad in tossing senior citizens in wheel chairs off ocean liners or shooting school kids in the back.
We live in a different world. This is a photo op and sound byte world. These crimes make Islam look bad in the eyes of the world. Exactly what is advanced attacking cartoonist and super markets?
These attacks hurt the name of Islam worse than Pam Geller.
Now that I have that out of the way. The attacks against the cartoonists were cowardly and loathsome.
Yet I want to be blunt that these cartoons were created to offend and should not be confused with more erudite expressions of rational thought. The cartoons in question are not poignant social commentary. They are more akin to political pornography. Pornography is a legal expression under the law, but not one that is highly admired.