Perception is what defines the way we build our beliefs and behaviours... which is of course a belief too. Now, each of these pictures contains at least two images and one of them will seem most obvious to you.
Many situations in life are like that and certainly the huge emotion we are now witnessing with the drawings of Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper. A fundamental assumption about the intentions of the creators of these drawings is what eventually shapes the behaviour we have concerning this matter. Which is also true of the stance of some Muslims around the planet. If they choose to believe the intention is to offend and demean their culture and faith (and it would be interesting to see how such a belief may have emerged over the past 50 to 100 years), then of course their reaction will be violent (as it is). On the other hand, if they were to assume a positive intention at least for the creators of the drawings then their reaction might be different. To make that assumption of intention it would be handy if they believed that there is room for more than one worldview on the planet, which is something we western believers in democracy and freedom of the press could be promoting more actively. Obviously the idea that there are many ways to see the world is not conveyed when one party in full control of one country decides to embark on a crusade to teach a single truth to the world (syndrome of "you are with us or you are against us"). This universe works on the basis of mirror effects: what I give is also what I get. If I give understanding, dialogue and genuine compassion, then that is what Iget in response most of the time, even if there are exceptional cases when the least violent appropriate answer is actually quite assertive. It may be time to review world governance...
I have seen the drawings. Most of them are boring like hell, a couple are not very respectful of the Prophet (and I believe it is the right of the authors not to be respectful provided they are not insulting in the expression of their opinion) and a couple are funny. And this is only my opinion. Up to you to make yours and here are the drawings: Download lesdouzedessinsduprophte.pps
By the way I believe in complete, unrestricted and responsible freedom of expression and I am ready to promote or defend that value no matter what.