[The French newspaper] France Soir said it had published the cartoons to show that "religious dogma" had no place in a secular society.Must? In what sense? Free speech obviously includes the right to express the most severe disrespect for anything at all.
Their publication in Denmark has led to protests in several Arab nations.
Responding to France Soir's move, the French government said it supported press freedom - but added that beliefs and religions must be respected.
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated this week in the Gaza Strip, burning Danish flags and portraits of the Danish prime minister.Fine. More speech. But those threats of violence aren't too smart. You're just giving the cartoonists more fodder.
UPDATE: "The Muslim owner of the France Soir newspaper has fired the Paris newspaper's editor for publishing controversial cartoons making fun of Islam."