In one of my comments threads is this. I don't particularly agree with everything written but I think it is fair to say that had the majority of Moslem reaction been like this the cartoons would have been ignored and/or treated as a desperate publicity stunt by a Danish newspaper. The fact that much of it is not anywhere close is why we in the secular west consider this to be such an important event.
Really this is an excellent opportunity for all muslims to expose and teach others what is Islam and what was the life of prophets Muhammed (pbuh). I have seen some of them reacting inappropriately. Insulting prophet Muhammed is not a new thing, as it was happened on the time of prophet itself. Study how the holy Quran replied for such insults and we have to follow that way.
Most of the Westers have been taught Islam from its enimies, not through the Holy Quran or the life history of prophet Muhammad. That is why they say 'the founder of Islam is prophet Muhammad'. But actually, Islam is the religion of all prophets, like, the first human on earth Adam & Havva (Eve), Nuh, Abraham (Ibrahim), Ismail, Ishaq, Soloman (Sulaiman), Moses, Jeses (Essa), and the last prophet Muhammad. There is no difference between one prophet to another, but the only difference is that Muhammed is the last prophets and the holy Quran is the last text from God.
The holy Quran revealed for all mankind until the last day. The safety and originally of the holy Quran is guaranteed by God Hiself throgh the Quran. And we can see there is no change in it, as it is the same that it revealed to Muhammed. There is close relation with Muslims, Christian and Jews, as they are all the people of God's Books, and a muslim man is permitted to marry the chaste women from Christian and Jews religion.
It is obligatory of all men on earth to believe in the holy Quran and live a life in accordance with its directions, as it is the last text of God.
Wester people are not the enimies of muslims, but most of them are not aware and studied what is Islam. The duty of muslims is to show them what is Islam by witnessing them as the best people on earth. Only by name as a muslim, there is no benefit, if only they lead a life in accordance with the directions of Allah and prophet Muhammed, a man become a muslim. A real muslim will never keep hate and prejudice in his mind, but sympathy upon ignorance and tolerance upon mistreatment and try to teach them through their excellent behaviour and work, as the holy Quran orders, defent evil with good.
The present cartoons are nothing to bother, as they can never defame Islam or muslims, if muslims lead a good life and stand as a witness for excellent deeds, no body can create misunderstanding in the minds of others.
But one thing is important, all the good men should make their voice upon these kind of bad behaviour as this is making split in the hearts of various religious people and it creates damage to the smooth life and culture.
I appreciate this site and the opportunity to express our opion through this site. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY GIVE TO ME AND ALL.
I hereby advice the editor and publishers of this magazine to study Islam and the life history of prophet Muhammed, which may provide benefit and blessing to them in this life and hereafter.
May God's peace and blessings upon every body, today V.A. ABDUL AZIZ, KOOLIMUTTAM