Glenn Greenwald reflects on the situation in a similar fashion to Joe Sacco (was he aware of Sacco’s post?):
— The Intercept (@the_intercept) January 9, 2015
So it’s the opposite of surprising to see large numbers of westerners celebrating anti-Muslim cartoons – not on free speech grounds but due to approval of the content. Defending free speech is always easy when you like the content of the ideas being targeted, or aren’t part of (or actively dislike) the group being maligned.