(This is regarding the insensitive cartoons of Prophet Mohammed)
I believe there's nothing more dangerous than a blind believer in "principles". European media, especially the ones who have published those pictures after the original outrage - you're a bunch of bull-headed morons.
It sounds very nice when you say you "believe" in free speech. You are sure you are right about this, and believe that everyone should "respect" this right. So, you go and insult something that others hold very close to their heart. Free speech, after all.
If you're allowed to hold blind convictions, hold that "free speech" is the most important thing in the world, then you would be a hypocrite to condemn any reaction that follows.
This naive arrogance on the part of the European Media has caused hurt and aggravated the Islamic world. If the Europeans cannot respect the sentiments of the people in the Islamic world, the Islamic world will not respect the sentiments of the Europeans. Anarchy will prevail; and that is something the world can do without.
Principles and religion have been the downfall of man. Pragmatism and tolerance should replace principle. Since there are immensely many ways to look at a fact, having confidence in one's assessment of the same shows a kind of arrogance that proves almost fatal when negotiating with another culture - a culture that is largely different from the one one is accustomed to.