Islam and depictions of Muhammad
I'm a little confused about this. Why do so many Muslims get upset about non-Muslims depicting Muhammad?
I understand Islam has some teachings about not depicting Muhammad amongst their believers, due to it potentially being idolatry and therefore committing 'širk'. But, those teachings don't apply to non-believers.
Also, the rather other the top behaviour of some seems to indicate that the very reason for the teachings originally are being ignored and Muhammad has been idolised by those who are so angry whenever he is depicted in some way or other.
So, am I being too logical about this? Or are these people simply whipped into a fervour because they suffer from 'group think' or do they really think they're doing the right thing by their angry responses to cartoons etc...?