Americans Once Considered Images Of Jesus Blasphemous
Many Americans simply don't comprehend the rage some Muslims feel over visual images (even flattering ones) of Muhammad. "The confusion stems, in part, from the ubiquity of sacred images in American culture. God, Jesus, Moses, Buddha and other holy figures are displayed in movies, cartoons and churches and on living room walls." But that wasn't always the case.
The New York Times 09/27/12