They were ostentisibly killed because they mocked the Prophet Muhammed(peace be upon him).
This contrasts heavily with how it responded to the last major event of this kind in Europe. The Danish cartoons fiasco of 2005. Then Faisal Gazi appeared in public to support the cartoonists:
He even gave a speech against the backdrop of cartoons of the Prophet
So why on earth have they been so silent this time, when an even greater event has occurred? Could it be because of the free speech hypocrisy that this site has exposed? Maybe….
Whatever the case may be, we here at Spittoon Watch believe passionately in Free Speech even if it hurts the feelings of others. So we have decided to reprint the image that offended so many and that they tried to ban: