I haven't seen this reported anywhere in English (nothing shows up on Google News), but Al-Arabiya is featuring a report on a new petition issued by 41 leading Islamist personalities on February 13 calling for a resolution of the cartoons controversy through the passage of an international law criminalizing insults against Prophets (Mohammed, Jesus, and Moses are the ones named).
Among the many prominent signatories are Hassan al-Saffar (a Shia figure from Saudi Arabia), Salman al-Awdah (Saudi), Tareq al-Swaydan (Kuwait), Amru Khaled (the popular Egyptian TV preacher), Ahmed al-Kabisi (Iraq), and Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah (Lebanon, Hezbollah). Al-Arabiya being al-Arabiya, they devote a headline and a paragraph to pointing out that Yusuf al-Qaradawi of al-Jazeera didn't sign it - quoting unnamed "private sources" claiming that he refused to sign it because of "the need for escalation" on the issue.
The essence of the eight paragraph statement can be boiled down pretty easily. It condemns the cartoons as an offense against Islam and the Prophet, and an insult to Muslims. It says that responses to that offense must not themselves violate the sharia, however, and refuses to endorse the call for boycotts or for any form of violence - actions which only hurt the image of Islam and complicate efforts to have Muslim voices heard. It calls on the Danish government and people to apologize, and encourages conciliatory voices within Denmark and around the world to become more vocal. It affirms the principle of free speech, but demands responsible limits in its practice - in particular, not offending the beliefs of any religion. Finally, it calls for the United Nations to establish an international legal principle criminalizing insults to the Prophets Mohammed, Jesus, or Moses (those are the only ones mentioned).
I don't want to get into another big debate on the issue, since I've already said my piece and I'm about to leave town for a few days. For what it's worth, I think that the idea of an international law criminalizing offenses against religion is a terrible idea. The freedom to offend religious sentiment has to be defended - as does the freedom of religious folks to protest peacefully against perceived insults to their faith. But those are arguments for another day. For now, I just wanted to mention something getting a fair amount of play in the Arab media which to this point doesn't seem to have been reported at all in the English-language media.
UPDATE: I think Kevin Drum gets it pretty much right - it isn't much of a "moderate" solution if it means getting thrown in jail for making fun of religion. The more I look at this proposed "exit strategy" - which seems to be gaining traction across the Muslim world, judging by news accounts - the worse it looks.