I know I can't convince you. But I guess putting a humorous and rude picuture will surely help my argument.
With reference to the Danish cartoon controversy.
What's wrong with you people?
Yes. Free speech is great. Religion, like many other things should be under criticism. I'm sure people can write entire tomes writing what is wrong with religion.
You know what? I might have best idea.
The situation in the Mid-east, the tension between Muslims and other religon is not strained enough. Let's worsen it!
Lets let loose a barrage of cartoons depicting Mohammad. And let them let loose a barrage of cartoons on Jesus Christ.
Let the whole thing worsen when both sides don't even bother about drawing, and decide that fists are mightier than the pen.
Come on. It's not about free speech. It's not about freedom to criticise.
It's about being sensible and respectful to others.
Drawing cartoons making fun of people's religion is the last thing that would promote understanding between different religions.
Of course, unless the aim of the cartoonists are not that.
Think about it.
If you are pro-evolution, and I am pro-creationism. I want do win the argument. Do i draw your mother fucking a camel, just to win?
Do I draw your parents as apes just to prove that - Yes, you are pro-evolution and therefore the love-child of two chimps?
What does that further my argument?
In Austria, it is against the law to make any statements denying the occurrence of the Holocaust. But one can say anything about Islam and get away with it. Aren't Muslims right when they take the position that there is an open season against their religion, and that the exercise of freedom of expression is used only as a "civilized" excuse for insulting them?
Having an open discussion regarding the Islamic faith is perfectly acceptable. Insulting Islam is not. That old adage about disagreeing without being disagreeable (or offensive) is fully applicable here. [link]