@bariweiss. First, let me start by saying that I love your writing, even though I disagree with many of your conclusions and arguments. I am coming to you today with a question for you.

Seeing as how you are quick to rightly condemn the printing of Anti-Semitic cartoons...
... in major publications like the New York Times, why would you give a pass to the bigoted, Anti-Muslims Charlie Hebdo Muhammed cartoons? And why should an Anti-Muslim cartoon be used as a banner for free speech?
How would you feel, growing up Muslim in France, to have this forced on you in the classroom?

Imagine if instead of Muhammed, Hebdo printed a cartoon of the Elders of Zion. Imagine if that cartoon was part of the school curriculum and forced upon young Jewish kids.
Would you still be up on the soapbox defending the teacher's right to free speech or up on Twitter raising the alarm about Anti-Semitism?

Indeed, when should freedom of speech (I should print what I want!) give way to bad speech (look what they printed! How are they?)
And lastly, it goes without saying that none of this is put forward in defense of the murderer's actions. There is no place for violence in a free society, under any circumstances.

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Seeing as how you are quick to rightly condemn the printing of Anti-Semitic cartoons in major publications like the New York Times, why would you give a pass to the bigoted, Anti-Muslims Charlie Hebdo Muhammed cartoons?
And why should an Anti-Muslim cartoon be used as a banner for free speech? How would you feel, growing up Muslim in France, to have this forced on you in the classroom?
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