From history it should be obvious that Muslims take their religion VERY seriously. And it seems that a lot of items that ar used daily (clothing etc) have great relious meaning to them. So this backlash shouldnt be surprising and/or unexpected.
Not being very religious/being in a religion that is less demanding on its followers and also living in areas/cities/countries that has embraced cultural advances in recent years, something like this may not be such a big deal. But you have to see both sides of the picture as well.
That said, looking at some of the twitter comments in the herald article, looks like some people really need REALLy lighten the hell up. Clarkson is not Hitler ordering people into camps!
Thanks to the person that mentioned the last episode of season 15....i didnt bother to recheck as thought it was over months ago.