Musilm countries have taken offense as Jyllands-Posten, a major Danish newspaper, published cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammed as fundamentalist.
Incidentally, if the muslims were clever (which I suspect they are not) they would fight back against the forces of European “freedom of the press” and “freedom of speech” by publishing cartoons denying the Holocaust. ("Holocaust denial is currently a crime in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Switzerland.")
It is not allowed to buy/sell Nazi "memorabilia", Muslim girls cannot wear head scarves in public schools in France and so on. I normally do not engage in moral equivalence, but in this case, charge of hypocrisy is right on spot.
Let me point out clearly that I condemn the death threats received against the cartoonists and journalists. My point of highlighting the European hypocrisy here is make a case for a true freedom of speech and against making an exception for the Jews.
Publishing those cartoons may have violated a Danish law:
You might be interested to know that the Danish Criminal Code has similar provisions for causing offence to a religious community. Section 140 of the DCC reads: "Those who publicly mock or insult the doctrines or worship of any religious community that is legal in this country, will be punished by a fine or incarceration for up to four months."
Section 142 of the Norwegian Penal Code has similar provisions.