Yeah, I used to go to Catholic school as a kid and sometimes in art we would draw Jesus as an activity.
Drawing Jesus doesn't even come up on the radar as something that could possibly offend me... and I feel like I'm a fairly religious person.
Well I asked a RL christian friend of mine who is really religious if he would get upset if someone drew a stick figure he said that he would, and almost every religious christian person would. =/
You can't say extremists have no connection to Islam, it's the foundation of their actions. If islam didn't exist, islam extremists wouldn't exist, it's a completely relevant correlation. In the west, especially England there is an abundance of Muslims, we are hardly sheltered from their culture and I am obviously aware that not every religious person is a religious fanatic. However, they think they are right just as much as you think you're right, you can't justify one without the other, especially in this case since it's based on the interpretation of the same thing. If anything, fundamentalism is probably the closest thing to religious obedience. Though, the nature of religion becomes contradictory if it compromises life.
At the moment, I understand that Muslims don't want to create an image of their prophet because they want to protect it's sanctity or something. I however, am not Muslim in the slightest. Why can't I draw Muhammad? I don't abide by any of your religious rules so why should they affect me? Do you think it's ok for Muslims to religiously try and police the world?
If I had the budget to invent a religion which enforced the rule that you aren't allowed to use the internet, is it ok for me to shut down the internet entirely or try to kill everyone who uses it?
Utter gibberish. The idea that you are only allowed to draw things if you know what they look like is idiotic. If you don't like the artistic portrayal of fiction, stop playing games and watching films.
You said "it's wrong because prophets are "holy" to us muslims" That's fine, I hope it works well for you. However, like I said in my other post, that has nothing to do with me since I'm not a Muslim so, therefore there is technically nothing wrong with me doing it.
Nothing should be made exempt from being made fun of.
You gotta respect other religions, not only your religion. And I'm talking about PROPHETS SPECIFICALLY!
And yeah, you gotta respect other members too!
A Lutheran wouldn't expect you to take communion and a Buddhist wouldn't expect you to take their pilgrimages.
So why should a Muslim demand that "respect" of his religion include subscribing to its practices?