Gawker.com's Hamilton Nolan has this priceless comment:
The fact that so many American media and academic institutions have caved into the imagined fear of such religious fascists is shameful. If the free societies of the world can't stand up for a person's right to draw a fucking cartoon without becoming the victim of a multinational assassination plot, well, we lose. And if people's faith in their god is not strong enough to allow them to laugh off and dismiss an offensive little drawing, they lose.Agreed. We are a world with little control over our temper and no respect for free speech.
Hat tip: Sullivan