Now that we understand that all the furor over the cartoons was/is really a staged, forged, and manipulated event (RENT-A-RIOT ABCS by Amir Taheri) we can begin to work at understanding the Muslim mind-set that would create such an event for the benefit of the Western world.
It is false that Mohammed's likeness cannot be shown, as I have pointed out in an earlier thread. And that makes this article by Fitzgerald: Islam for Infidels, Part One with his discussion of Taqiyya and Tu-Quoque and Kitman, so fascinating. Fitzgerald's article is on www.jihadwatch.org. Jihadwatch is must-reading for anyone who wants to know what is happening in the Muslim Jihad against the West--or would it be the 'Rest'?--on a daily basis.
Here are a few of the paragraphs that rang my bell and I think the original article deserves reading more than once.
An army of apologists for Islam, both Muslim and non-Muslim, is abroad in the land today, yet many Infidels seem not to be following the script. Some appear determined to educate themselves, rather than rely on the Outreach Programs of local imams in local mosques or, for that matter, on National Public Radio.
And finally, not content with reading Qur’an and Hadith and sira, those Infidels have embarked on learning about the history of Jihad-conquest of those vast lands where, far more numerous, settled, wealthy, and advanced populations, of Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Buddhists all lived and, upon conquest, when not killed or forcibly converted at once to Islam, were permitted to live as "dhimmis," as non-Muslims under Muslim rule were called, subject to carefully elaborated financial, legal, political, and social disabilities that made life for them one of humiliation, degradation, and physical insecurity.
The idea that "Jihad" is primarily a "spiritual struggle" would cause laughter everywhere in the world’s mosques and madrasas, for Muslims know that this definition is flatly contradicted by their texts and their entire history. Yet, the same imam who gives a fiery speech about Jihad can show up at an Interfaith Rally and, with seemingly complete conviction, assure his Infidel audience that, of course, "Jihad" refers only to "a spiritual struggle." This kind of thing is second nature.
"War is deceit," Muhammad said, and those who regard him as al-insan al-kamil, the Most Perfect of Men, have become past masters at the art of deceit. It is nearly impossible to find a Muslim who will admit to the full truth of what Islam teaches about Infidels, though occasionally it happens.
On National Public Radio be sure to check out CAMERA's coverage.
All you ever wanted to know about Muslim history can be found here.
And from the Qur'an or Koran :
 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor
hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the
Christians call Al-Masih the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!
Subdued? It will be a cold day in Hell!