I would prefer that Catholic newspapers focus more on the merciless targeting, murder and raping of middle east christians, Catholics or otherwise.
As for Muhammed cartoons I am of the view that if you are going to go there then please be prepared for the consequences. Yes the violent backlash is unwarranted, illegal and outrageous but come on, it’s not exactly a surprise reaction. Cartoonists and artists need to use their common sense as well, carefully consider the repercussions for them and their loved ones.
They are right it is pouring fuel on the fire. Not sure what is accomplished by the pictures/cartoons other than a possible body count and no real dialogue or communication.
I wouldn’t call it blasphemous. It is considered blasphemy for Muslims but not for non-muslims.
For Catholics blasphemy is speaking against God in a contemptuous, scornful, or abusive manner or committed by thought, word, or action.
Mohammed is not God, therefore it is not blasphemous for a Catholic to be contemptuous or scornful of Mohammed. It may be ill-advised and a venial sin but it is not blasphemy.