Daled Amos talks about the cartoon that the Washington Post would not print, here. This is important for the following reason:
One can argue that it is rude to deliberately provoke religious people, and maybe that is a reason not to publish cartoons that violate their taboos. For example, I know lots of Christians who find Serrano’s “Piss Christ” in poor taste. Actually, I do too.
The issue was never about insulting Islam or Muslims — it was about Muslims violently interfering with freedom of expression among non-Muslims. But this was obscured by the fact that it was necessary to insult Muslims to make the point.
Now Wiley Miller has found a way out of this. It is not about insulting Muslim religious sensitivities anymore. His cartoon expresses a political idea, not a religious one. And the fact that the Washington Post declined to publish it shows that we in the West are nothing more than cowards in the face of Muslim bullying.
Here’s the cartoon: