Christopher Hitchens, in Slate, is suggesting that we show our support for Denmark. Denmark represents the best traditions of freedom and decency. It is a small country suffering at the present time from unwarranted Islamic condemnation. Hitchen compares it to the Kristallnacht riots in Nazi Germany. There is also a very pointed cartoon, by Mike Luckovich, that does not mock the Prophet, although the same people might take offense.
You should buy Danish products (not the pastry), which are being boycotted in the Arab world. You should also consider going to a pro-democracy demonstration at the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C., on Friday at 12PM (noon). This information is from Frank Warner, who has more on his blog. Hitchens' e-mail is Christopher dot Hitchens at Yahoo. He probably won't respond, but Frank probably will if you comment on his blog.
2/23/2006 3:09 PM