Here's what smarter people are saying, in no particular order. Huggy makes sensible comments, and sets the issue in the context of Janet Jackson's breast-flashing. Laban sums up New Labour policing. Daniel has good pics and comment. Eric expresses my views better than I could at DST4W. Shuggy cuts through the nonsense. Lock & Load has design skills under his belt to make his points more sharply. ModernityBlog is buying Danish, and passes on a history lesson from ZombieTime. Myopic Thoughts passes on some thoughts from the heart of Islam, wonders where the flag-burners get their Danish flags, and lets us know the sort of cartoons found acceptable in the Middle East (via the ADL and Tom Gross). Sunny at Pickled Politics writes on how the moral high ground was lost. Scribbles writes on
These are some people who don't, I think, get as many nuances as the above: The Hitch weighs in with his fundamentalist version of secularism. Maryam Namazie takes that line even further. As does Andrew Sullivan, taking aim at Bill Clinton. Andrew is too much of a free speech fundamentalist for my liking - I don't think these rights are "non-negotiable". Going even further, The Infidel Bloggers have nothing but the cartoons, and run a Mohammed Cartoon Contest. (They also feature regular images of infidel babes...) I find their corner of the blogosphere pretty distasteful - follow their links if you want to go even further down this line, towards full-blown hatefulness.
Added link: OpenDemocracy has some good stuff, of course. I like Roger Scruton's contribution a lot. Shaida Nabi irritated me hugely ("