I know that there are broader definitions of blasphemy that can include sacrilege, so it could be argued that the cartoon of Mohamed and insults against Mohamed are blasphemy, but sacrilege is the more accurate term, and avoids the possible implication that Mohamed is God.
Note what is at issue here is English and the way words are understood in a Western, Judeo-Christian context. I do not know Arabic, Turkish, or any of the other languages that are mostly spoken by Muslims. So I am not making a comment on what the proper word might be in those languages. But I do speak English, and it strikes me that the word sacrilege discribes the issue better than blasphemy.
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