In relation to the terrorist attacks in France, keep in mind that in Europe, insults to religions are illegal and/or prosecuted in: Finland (Blasphemy), Germany (“Insulting of Faiths … if it could disturb public peace”), Greece and Italy, (Insults against religions), Poland (insults to religious feeling of the Roman Catholic Church), Spain ( “vilification” of religious “feelings”, “dogmas”, “beliefs” or “rituals”) Switzerland (insult or mockery of religious convictions of others) Iceland (blasphemy), Austria (Vilification of Religious Teachings), Denmark (Blasphemy, but the law is dormant), Norway(insults based on religion but few prosecutions); Ireland (Blasphemy), Russia (insulting religious beliefs) UK (Incitement of religious hatred often used to prosecute speech of anti-religious nature). And I’m sure there are others I couldn’t find.
This is a good time for all countries to remove these laws and any other laws that restrict free speech. Courageous cartoonists died to protect these freedoms in France. Nobody should police free speech, not the government and certainly not easily offended extremists with guns