"Why shouldn't we provoke them?"
Really? You certainly cannot call yourself a Christian with that attitude.
I do not because I am not. I am a freethinker and a liberal.
Why is it ok to bait Muslims but we have laws against baiting other groups to include racial (go ahead, host a competition to see who can spray paint the word "NIGGER" on a wall in the biggest letters), and even homosexuals
Are you living in America or Europe? It is not illegal to spray paint the word "NIGGER" or "FAG" on a wall you own. I would not defend any such infringement of free speech, and I think the arrest of Dieudonne following the Charlie Hebdo attacks was a travesty.
"We provoke them, they try to murder us, we kill them first."
That makes you a murderer, one who acts with pre-meditation and lures the victim into a compromised condition.
The fascist assholes who want me to obey their interpretation sharia are not victims, and fuck you for implying that they are. Plenty of moderate Muslims will say that there is nothing wrong with drawing the prophet, many of them receive death threats for saying so. They are the victims. The people in body armor trying to shoot cartoonists are not victims.
Civilization starts with civil behavior. What you advocate is called barbarism, most of us are well past that but, meh, to each knuckle-dragger his own.
What I advocate is identical to Gandhi's strategy for fighting the British. Hundreds (or thousands, I forget) died because he advocated disobeying the British's shitty, immoral rules on salt taxation. This helped keep the issue of British barbarity in the spotlight--other, non-evil Britons saw this and eventually enough of them sided with the Indians that the conflict was decided in their favor.
But I guess your interpretation is valid too. I guess the schoolgirls willing to risk their lives defying local interpretations of sharia by obtaining an education are merely "knuckle-draggers", along with all of the armed guards willing to protect them against theocratic fascists.