For the sake of full disclosure, I am a former muslim turned atheist and am asking this because I genuinely would like to see how muslims justify what is happening at the moment. As a former muslim whose family is still such, there is no need to explain to me the difference in culture and religious sentiments between western and muslim countries and why muslims find current events offensive and are reacting the way they are. My question is regarding the muslims in countries such as U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are demanding islam and their prophet be immune to critique, satire or even downright insult even though no other religion, culture, political party and whatever else gets no such privilege. And since all this is protected under the freedom of speech as observed by these nations.
Christianity, judism, buddhism, hinduism, scientology and any other religion or cult you can name, are constantly made fun of (in many cases far worse than what's happening with the mohammed fiasco) and yet people from those faiths don't riot, engage in random acts of violence and even kill.
So the question is, as a guest in a country how can these muslims justify their demands?
If they do not like the culture and respect the laws, of the country where they knowingly immigrated, why don't they just go back to their muslim countries where their sentiments are respected and even enforced by law.
And before someone brings up the principle of "freedom of region" which is equally observed by these western nations, you cannot use that as an excuse by saying it is against my religion to stand by and not get violent while it or it's founder is insulted. For the same reason that a grade school teacher doesn't accept the "It is against my religion to do homework" excuse. That is a slick but unacceptable attempt at making your region exempt from any and all critique. If tomorrow someone claimed it was part of their religion to sacrifice babies that wouldn't fly for obvious reasons and neither should this. Freedom of religion can be invoked to argue the practice of one's religion in one's private residence or public place of worship freely and doesn't really extend far beyond that.
So please explain if you are a practicing muslim living in a western nation who believe islam should be immune to the same things that no other region is immune to, your reasoning...
And of course it goes without saying, I will like to hear reasons based on reason and logic (of the terrestrial kind) as it is pointless to quote verses from a book to an atheist who doesn't see it as anything more that just that, a book.