Jytte Klausen notes a double standard at the paper that published those infamous Mohammed cartoons:
[T]hree years ago, Jyllands-Posten refused to publish cartoons portraying Jesus, on the grounds that they would offend readers. According to a report in the Guardian, which was provided with a letter from the cartoonist, Christoffer Zieler, the editor explained back then, "I don't think Jyllands-Posten's readers will enjoy the drawings. As a matter of fact, I think that they will provoke an outcry. Therefore, I will not use them."
That's interesting but not scandalous; Jyllands-Posten is entitled to choose who it intends to offend. What really bugs me is this:
Denmark is no paragon of free speech. Article 140 of the Criminal Code allows for a fine and up to four months of imprisonment for demeaning a "recognized religious community."
Mogens Glistrup, a tax protester turned xenophobe, was imprisoned for 20 days last year for a racist speech.