God does not teach us to hate. It is human nature to hate. The cartoons were made to provoke hatred and retalition and that is what the outcome was. Peace can only come if two parties strive for peace. Not if one humiliates and insults and the other takes it meekly. Again there was no need for deaths and violence.
The cartoons were made to poke fun at the stupidity of a few who claim to be muslim, but instead are barbarians. The result was a few more barbarians came out of the closet, causing more strife for the Religion. Instead of chastising us idiot weterners, you should be checking your own. Such an old and esteemed faith by an even older people, losing control because of a few western idiots?
I think Muhammad would be hand in hand with Jesus here...dumn move.