A commenter writes :
Stewart Lee had a BBC comedy series about 10 years ago called "Fist of Fun" which included various parodies of Christian parables. In one of the shows he read out a letter from a viewer asking if he would dare mock other religions like islam in the same way, his reply was something like-
"We respect all religions, particularly those with guns"
At least he was honest back then.
The hitherto little-known (i.e. doesn't link to me) Dr Feelgood gets a slap in too.
So, if I read this correctly, he is actually claiming that Christianity was 'asking for it' because Christians don't respect Jesus the way Muslims respect Mohammad. This totally misses the point of satire - isn't the very point of satire to prick egos? Why should I acknowledge him as the bigger man for picking on the smaller target? Whatever you think of the cartoons, they do engage with Islam 'on its own terms' - those terms being that Mohammad should not ever be displayed. They engaged with that, and challenged it.