The Importance of Blasphemy by Daniel Greenfield
Blasphemy is the price we pay for not having a theocracy. Muslims are not only outraged but baffled by the Mohammed cartoons because they come from a world in which Islamic law dominates their countries and through its special place proclaims the superiority of Islam to all other religions. Everyone's religion is someone else's blasphemy. If we forget that, we need only look to Saudi Arabia, where no other religion is allowed, as a reminder.
It was not the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists,
who specialized in offending all religions, who made their Mohammed cartoons
into a symbol. It was their Muslim enemies who did it by killing them. It
is intellectually dishonest for Muslims to create martyrs and then complain
about their martyrdom.