"My intention was to carve out a space to be heard without constantly fearing the blasphemy charge, on pain of death.I did it for Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Punjab who was assassinated by his bodyguard for calling for a review of Pakistan's colonial-era blasphemy laws; for Malala Yusufzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting an education; and for Muhammad Asghar, a mentally ill British man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy' last week in Pakistan."
The founder of the anti-extremist think tank Quilliam Foundation, apparently posted a "bland" image of Mohammed claiming that
"as a Muslim, I did not feel threatened by it. My God is greater than that."
Beaucoup people did not feel the same way, and he has since received the obligatory death threats and calls to end his candidacy.
Pat Condell weighs in on the debate in his usual succinct way about "cultural terrorism."