This link delivers a thoughtful,nuanced discussion on the public's perceptions and responses in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack. http://feministing.com/2015/01/08/je-ne-suis-pas-charlie-on-the-charlie-hebdo-massacre-and-duelling-extremisms/
I accompany this with a Molly Ivins quote:
"There are two kinds of humor. One kind that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity -- like what Garrison Keillor does. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule -- that's what I do. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar." — Molly Ivins, quoted in a People magazine interview, 1991.