RESPECT? All we're asking, is to not draw pictures of OUR PROPHET. He is not even your Prophet , You do not even believe in him , so why do you feel the need to make pictures of Him ?
And no one is asking you to subscribe to our practices, what he is asking for , is that as a Muslim would respect a Chrisitan for what he believes , and not try to question his beliefs , or hold a grudge against that person , SIMPLY because he follows a different religion , the same is being asked of you? Please explain to me, how that is being too cruel or demanding or intrusive or anything negative ?
It is an article of your faith, not an article of mine.
Respecting a religion does not include subscribing to its practices.
It is demanding because you're expecting a non-Muslim to follow Muslim beliefs.
It is demanding because modern western society is premised on certain rights--one of those is free expression. In expecting non-Muslims to subscribe to Muslim beliefs, you are infringing on and is held in the western world as a universal right of mankind.
That's not "respect".
"Respect" would require Muslims to accept that non-Muslims can draw whatever they want.
Draw whatever they want but not about Islam.
It's the foundation yes, but it's not right to judge the whole thing basing on one group of fanatics. It's their claim that Islam is to be only spread over bloodshed, if you object that i can't see why are you using it to judge the other 1 billion Muslims world wide. As for the internet thing, people not activists are not killing to prevent paintings . I don't know where you have heard that sort of stuff. I can't seem to imagine why is it so hard to accept that we don't want people discriminating the sanctity of our Divine figures, if you people don't have such care for yours. Why ask other people to abide your ignorance or even tolerate it?