"The first thing Islam does is to destroy the self image of the believers. It convinces them that without Islam they are worthless creatures only fit for hellfire. It tells them that their culture is jahelyyah (ignorance) and their ancestral religion was taaghoti (satanic). They are made to despise their identity and selfhood and seek their glory in their submission to Islam and slavery to its deity who was Muhammad’s own alter ego. Islam has taken everything from its wretched believers. They are robbed from their identity and self pride. All they have now is Islam. That is why Islam for Muslims is more than just a religion. It is their identity. When you criticize Islam, they perceive it as an attack on their identity and cringe with pain. They take that not only as an insult but also as an assault on their person. Like a cornered animal they become vicious and fight back with all their might – a fight of survival. That is why you see such a violent reaction to a few silly cartoons." --Ali Sina http://www.faithfreedom.org/ from http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2006/02/some-very-enlightening-thoughts-from.html Read more there . . .