Joining Iran, which is already in an uproar. From The Local (thanks to Fjordman):
Pakistan has added its voice to that of Iran in condemning the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.
The Swedish ChargÃ© d’Affaires in Islamabad was called to the Pakistani Foreign Office on Thursday for a dressing down by a government official. The move comes several days after a Swedish diplomat in Teheran was summoned by the government there to face a similar protest.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Pakistan condemned the publication “in the strongest terms.”
“Regrettably, the tendency among some Europeans to mix the freedom of expression with an outright and deliberate insult to 1.3 billion Muslims in the world is on the rise,” the statement said.
Insults are part of free expression, pal. If anything that anyone takes as an insult is ruled out of public discourse, hardly anything will be left. (For I myself find your remarks insulting.) And if the freedom to ridicule Islam goes out the window, so does free inquiry into the elements of Islam that jihadists are using to encourage people to wage war against non-Muslims, for doubtless you will find that equally offensive and insulting. Muslims will then become a privileged, protected class, immune from all questioning. And that’s what you want, isn’t it?