"Muslims of the world, be reasonable."

On the bright side, there's a lot of courage being shown both outside and inside the Muslim world, as Pink Flamingo demonstrates. Via the PFB&G, here's a BBC story on two Jordanian editors who published the Mohammed cartoons:
Two Jordanian newspaper editors who published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have been arrested.
Jihad Momani and Hisham Khalidi are accused of insulting religion under Jordan's press and publications law.

Mr Momani was fired from the weekly Shihan after reproducing the cartoons - originally printed in Denmark - which have caused a global storm of protest.

One of the cartoons depicts Muhammad as a terrorist. Any images of the Prophet are banned under Islamic tradition. ...

Mr. Momani is the author of the words that serve as the title of this post. He adds: "What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman?"

Hear, hear.

Meanwhile, the Queen of Denmark says, "We must show our opposition to Islam."* Now, I can't get behind the "opposition to Islam" thing, as my regular readers will already know. But Queen Margrethe II has the right idea when she says, "we have to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on us because there are some things for which we should display no tolerance. And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction."

Amen to that. And as the Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill adds,
We are living in times that are demanding of a persons soul. Bravery is one of the most important attributes in our fight and it has gone missing in so much of the elite in our society. Never having been tested in life because of the ease of their lives, for the first time they need it, bravery, and have no idea what is missing. But it takes a brave soul to publish items that have people calling for your head. But avoiding the threat by giving up your freedom only postpones your day of reckoning it doesn't eliminate it. Worse because you have allowed the enemy to gain so much strength, and you have given up so much of yours in an effort to appease, you suffer so much worse.

*UPDATE: Please see comments - possible mistranslation.