France contains among the largest groups of Muslims in Europe so one can readily expect some form of violence due to appearance of cartoons which depict Mohammad in a negative light. Thousands of Muslims are ready to swing into action and march on newspapers or the American Embassy or some place in order to protest this violation of what they consider to be against their religion. French police have ordered a ban on any demonstrations.
Overseas French schools are shutting down, Embassy personnel are remaining in their homes and all await the explosion this time. Of course, there is something strange about reaction from Muslims regarding slights and insults. Just about every day throughout the Muslim world newspapers and magazines depict Jews as rats or skunks or evil creatures.
It is the old adage, what I do you cannot do.