Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable, for fear it could lead to idolatry.Really? You really think these nutjobs wanted to blow up the newspaper because they feared "idolatry"? Forgive me if I venture that that's a heaping load of poopy. You don't 'splode kafirs because you fear idolatry. You 'splode them because you want to intimidate them into silence so that sharia can insert itself sans opposition into their lands.
Why must AP always--always--purvey the Islamic spin, no questions asked?