Let’s see if we have this right.
From Gaza to Indonesia, Muslim robes have been in a menacing knot over caricatures of Mohammad. A Danish newspaper – and then a French one and other Europeans in solidarity — ran some Prophet cartoons, one of which showed Mohammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with a burning fuse.
Perhaps the point was what some wild and crazy Islamists won’t do in the name of religion. And what anti-Crusader fate may await “infidels,” which is pretty much everybody else.
But any visual image of Mohammad, let alone a satiric one, is forbidden. Such blasphemous “partnering” is, according to Koranic interpretation, the one truly unforgivable sin. Freedom of expression, we are smugly reminded, is some na