In a sense, it would make more sense to tell people not to trash any religion, but if every religion except Islam is subject to ridicule, the so should Islam. I don’t normally think of the NYT as having anything close to a conservative bone in their collective bodies, but this commentary makes sense. Not only does it not make sense that only one religion should be exempt from parody, but those that become violent over parody ought be arrested and charged with the crimes which they have committed.