What is your view on the insults to a prophet through cartoon strips?
Answer: In the following I cite the press release by the Head of the German Bishops Conference, Karl Cardinal Lehman dated 3 February 2006 in response to the controversy surrounding the Mohammed cartoons, with which I concur.
The principles of living together include honoring the religious faith of other people. This applies to all religions. Satire or caricatures, which in democracies are part of the freedom to hold one’s own opinions, become an issue when they touch the core tenets of a religious faith. Many Muslims are convinced that their faith has been insulted by the cartoons which were first published in Denmark. This lack of sensibility on the part of sections of the press is to be regretted. Equally, however, any use of violence and all theoretical calls to war or threats of boycotts are to be rejected comprehensively. The event shows how much we still have to learn in our interactions with each other.