One doesn't have to be a Moslem or an "Arabist" or even an "Islamophile" to understand the bullshit that passes for righteous "free speech" in Europe. While Moslems have a problem with fundamentalism -- although arguably no more so than American Christians, or Israeli Zionists -- Europeans have their own problems with racism, imperialism, and pompous cultural supremacy.
Let's be quite clear: Europe has no "free speech." No country in Europe enjoys the kind of legal protections that America has, canonizing what we call "First Amendment" rights as nearly sacrosanct. That's why it's almost impossible to win a libel case in America, and when big companies want to slap down their critics with such cases, they always take them to some place like Britain (a la McLibel).
In Europe, including Denmark, where a juvenile, neocon-adoring cartoonist recently launched his witless, tasteless defamations of Mohamed, you can be locked up in jail for a long time for even suggesting that the number Jews murdered by the Nazis might differ from generally accepted statistics. This they call "antisemitism." Whereas, no verbal offense against the Jews' semitic cousins, the Arabs, or against Moslems, seems to warrant any sanctions at all.
In view of such a double standard, and without giving Iranian President Ahmadijenad any credit for his ridiculous conspiracy theories, one can forgive Moslems for viewing the behavior of Europeans towards them in this recent brouhaha as essentially a public declaration of open-season on them and their coreligionists.