Having said that, although I think it was pretty ignorant behavior on behalf of the newspaper editors that published these cartoons, I also think rioting in the streets as protest is pretty weak. When people deface the image of Christ in a sacrilegious way, you're not going to see me setting fire to random structures that may or may not be owned by those who were disrespectful. The term "lighten up" could be appropriately used here. I don't blame people for wanting to defend their belief system. Quite the contrary, I just think there are better ways of going about it. Like playing Dodgeball.
As always, comments and ideas are welcomed.