One of the television channels had a debate asking if the "Danish cartoons" should have been published, so everyone has been texting everyone else, asking them to make sure they vote No.
I hate the way this is being defended as a freedom of speech issue. The orginal matter of the debate was if it was acceptable for a children's book written by non-Muslims to feature an illustration of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). This is an interesting topic of debate and one which could have surely been handled in a more constructive manner, especially in a country where Islam is the second religion.
Sadly it seems the chance to attack Islam is too irresistible to some. To them it's a win-win situation. They get to publicly denigrate our religion, use any reaction made by Muslims to portray as us uncivilised and then claim that Muslims are against freedom of speech. The icing on the cake is then to claim that Muslims want to destroy Western society.
I had already seen the most offensive cartoon when I stumbled across a blog which has the sole purpose of attacking Islam. I can't imagine how someone can spend so much time talking about something they hate so much. However judging by the number of anti-Islamic sites and books, that is an increasingly popular hobby.
I feel pity for these people. It's easy to hate them but maybe it's better to pray for them instead. I don't want my heart to be blackened like theirs.
If I am right it is from Allah, if I am wrong it is from me.