this is from word of mouth and I myself heard it from a very cautious 'aalim: some officer/mutawwa or such was asked, "why do you show such enmity towards those who respect the Prophet (peace be upon him) and why are you so hell bent on removing/hiding things which show his(peace be upon him) greatness and those which remind people of him (peace be upon him)?" the reply? - "shuruat kisne kee thi?" "who started it all?" i.e we are taking our revenge on the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he was the one who started it !! al'iyadubillah. ma'azAllah.