I don't condone the printing of the cartoons, it was clearly inflammatory and highly offensive to millions of people. They add fuel to the fire for extremists who will only remember the things that suit their cause. But what's more damaging to Islam, the cartoons that were printed earlier this week or the fact that many are voicing their protest by pointing guns at embassies, burning national flags and making bomb threats ?
If you want respect for your religion you'd be better off diplomatically explaining your discontent (and fostering understanding of your religion at the same time) rather than pointing a weapon in someones face.
I thought faith was supposed to be a choice ?