It is hard to find a French politician who does not reflexively loathe the USA. Sarkozy was an exception to the pattern of obnoxious behavior. Israelis face this type of mayhem daily. Meanwhile the French championed Arafat.
The cartoonists in question were not champions of free speech. The cartoons were profane and deliberately vulgar. There is a difference between well crafted satire and a gratuitous attempt to inflame various groups. The cartoonists did not deserve to die, but they are not heroes.
France and many in the left play a stupid game with Jews. If you disagree with Israeli policy this does. not legitimize abuse of fellow Jewish citizens. You leave the old world garbage behind when you emigrate.
Now there has been plenty of bs about Islamophobia. There are idiotic campaigns not to blame the Muslim up the block after every terrorist attack. Most of us are polite enough not to need this advice. I pointed out to a Muslim coworker these stupid attacks damage Islam worse than Pam Geller.
It is time that the rest of us tell lefties and their Muslim buddies to grow up. You don't have a special license to annoy your neighbors. Just like it is bad form to bait Muslims after every attack, the left needs to learn basic manners.