Many people seem to be angry at the filmmaker, and they attribute blame for the violence in the middle east to him. I'm kind of struck by all of this anger. Do you, the reader of this post, believe we should have blasphemy laws? Blasphemy cases are quite common in the middle east, and in addition, they aren't shy of issuing the death penalty over it. If I were to say that their prophet Mohammad was just a man and not a Prophet of God, I would be charged with blasphemy and be deemed deserving of the death penalty. The issue here is that they believe their religion should enjoy a privilege beyond criticism or parody. If the Da Vinci Code had been about the Muslim religion instead of the Christian religion, it would most likely be called blasphemy in the middle east, and they would try to kill those who made it, and whoever hosted it.