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The article has an interesting point about satire, although it loses the plot towards the end.

Allegedly, Voltaire said to Rousseau, "I disagree with everything you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it."

You cannot disagree with many of the Hebdo comics, or defend them; there is nothing there to disagree with or defend. The comics are just mocking attacks from one group on another.

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