Many said they simply could not understand the motive unless it was hatred for Islam.
But the overwhelming mood was not so much anger but weary resignation; a sense that they have been through this crisis once before and nothing has been learnt.
Some Danish Muslims said they felt the problem was not the Danish people who were, if not well informed about Islam, at least generally liberal.
Instead, they pointed the finger of blame at the Danish media, saying it had stirred controversy instead of trying to help mend community relations.
Why, they sound like civic-minded reasonable people who just want to get along and would appreciate not being slagged off all the time. Go figure.
Still, I think some applause for Jyllands-Posten, true heroes of the Enlightenment and brave warriors for selective speech, is in order.