Osama tells me he’s received a torrent of abusive reaction to the cartoon from Muslim readers, but more of a concern are credible death threats from ISIS/ISIL/DAESH members emanating from Jordan and neighboring Syria. Osama writes:
“… but no matter what, those cowards won’t stop me and I still believe that Freedom of thought and expression is a human right. To detain and threaten people for exercising their human rights is the epitome of barbarism. Blasphemy is a crime for those who have weak ideas and corrupt morals.”
This cartoon doesn’t portray Mohammed or criticize him, but that doesn’t matter.
All political issues aside, the main reason to stand up for free speech – If you give bullies like Daesh an inch, they’ll take a mile.