“Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Spark Debate over Free Speech and Islamophobia”

That’s the headline (from the Washington Post blog) about the latest cartoon controversy involving the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, which just published more Mohammed cartoons. And it led me to this thought: Charlie Hebdo‘s editors are actually less fearful of extremist Muslims than most mainstream media is. If anything, the editors are not irrationally fearful but irrationally lacking in fear.