It seems that the so offensive cartoons were published in an Egptian Newspaper last year: (see link below from a blog in cairo.)
Apparently there was no public reaction whatsoever at the time!
Mr Blair, please cancel permission for the "demonstration" due on Saturday, it has no reason to take place and will not help community relations.In fact it is obviously only going to increase tension where none is wanted.
The fact that the cartoons were published in Egypt last year completely undermines the legitimacy of the argument.
We are being treated with disprespect and made fools of.