Michelle Malkin has an excellent commentary about the recent Danish cartoons that have provoked an Islamic firestorm. She has even posted the cartoons so that you can see them and judge just how offensive they are for yourself.
You know… a person earns your respect. You can’t force someone to respect you. Islam seeks to enforce what it cannot earn. It does so through fear, terror, and false teaching. Read the Koran and make your own judgements.
While you cannot force someone to respect you, the Christian faith teaches love for your enemies. That one counter-cultural, inhuman teaching by Jesus Christ reveals the reality of His divinity.
I respect the right of the Muslim to be mad. I respect the right of the cartoonist. But I cannot respect the person who, through violence, tries to solve a matter of opinion with the sword.