Our freedom ends where the rights of others begin. However, it is often misused by people who abuse it in disregard and contempt for this basic principle. At a time when nothing is sacred or worth any respect in Western culture can we really be surprised at the Muslim reaction to the blasted cartoons published in Denmark and republished all over Europe ? I don't think so. Only those ignorant of the Muslim faith and lacking any good sense whatsoever regarding the increasingly tense interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims might have thought this "incident" would have no consequences. The freedom to publish the cartoons entails the freedom to suffer the consequences. And in this particular case they will be heavy.