The left-wing paper has never been as popular as its main rival Le Canard Enchaine but its outrageous cartoons and caricatures are a staple of French kiosk fronts. Naming Mohammed editor may be one of the more tame things the newspaper has done.
But whether it is tasteless or not, the magazine's right to publish, insult and ridicule is fundamental to democracy. What's so amazing is how limited the reaction has been outside of France. It reminds me of the shamefully ostrich-like reaction of our political class when the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten came under attack.