Of course, every rule has an exception, and if you try hard enough, you can find a crazed religious fanatic even in Moscow. The question remains, though, why the French government is so hell-bent on dragging every religious fanatic on the planet over to France and then starting this boring song and dance about their “secular values.” Or dragging over a completely secular kid and turning him into a fanatic.
As for the dead teacher, I’m extremely sorry that he’s dead. It’s terrible. But if the story we are being told is true – and I highly doubt it – he was an extremely weird person. That whole story about making Muslim students leave the classroom for the showing of completely unnecessary cartoons – it’s all bizarre. Imagine me saying, “I’m going to show some cartoons that Hispanics see as offensive, so Hispanics go stand outside while I do it.” And for what? The cartoons are online. It’s not like he was showing unique and rare material. Of course, he doesn’t deserve to get killed for it. Nobody does. And I really don’t think he was.
The story is fishy as hell.