The freedom of speech is very important, but when a religion asks that something not be done and it in no way affects you, then why do it. I am in no way justifying the murder of 12 or even one person in defense of offensive words or images. I would simply like people to consider the old saying of "Your rights end where my nose begins." What if the magazine never used the images? What if the people that were offended created a protest in front of the publisher's building? It would be nice if people gave thought to how their own actions affect the lives of others.