At this late date, the articles about the culture legacy of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons are usually deeply depressing and indicative of unchanging, unfortunate positions on a variety of sides. This one is different. Ahmad Akkari, at one time a vociferous critic of those cartoons, has since come around on the right of the newspaper to make and publish them. That's encouraging. As much as I have questioned the wisdom and essential sincerity of the free-speech aspects claimed for that publishing move over the years, there is no doubt that a newspaper should have the right to publish something like that, and no way one should ever argue that an extreme response is justified.