In many other Muslim-speaking countries, err, excuse me, many Arabic-speaking countries, predominantly Muslim, something like this is definitely against the law there, in their society. In fact, it could be punished by death, and frequently is, in their society.
He was presiding over a trial involving a Muslim defending who had allegedly attacked an atheist dressed as a zombie Muhammad, during an Halloween parade. What's even more interesting that there was also a zombie Pope in the parade, who wasn't assaulted by an angry Catholic. The words of the judge is disturbing, even more so given the fact that he made it obvious that he was a Muslim himself. This is a striking attitude of certain Muslims, 1. To act violently against perceived insults to their faith; and 2 the way that other Muslims don't admonish the violence act but in fact support the act of the perpetrator.