From the WaPo comes this piece entitled, Why I Published Those Cartoons by Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the Jyllands-Post.
But, Jason at Liberty and Culture beat me to the draw. In spite of that, the interesting thing is, one passage stuck out to both of us. Here it is:
When I visit a mosque, I show my respect by taking off my shoes. I follow the customs, just as I do in a church, synagogue or other holy place. But if a believer demands that I, as a nonbeliever, observe his taboos in the public domain, he is not asking for my respect, but for my submission. And that is incompatible with a secular democracy.
What more needs to be said?
Read the whole article and it will help you understand better.