The Associated Press is not taking a conservative position here, but we have reached such a point of cultural decay that fact-based positions that derive their grounds from reason and proof are already innately conservative. Or as George Orwell put it, “We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”
We don’t entirely know why a cow was so filled with hate that it chose to murder an innocent Muslim trying to slaughter it, rather than allow itself to be slaughtered by it. Like many Islamophobic human bigots it may have gotten the false idea that it had the right to defend itself from being killed in an Islamic religious ritual.
Muslims can kill thousands of people without them having to close embassies around the world or be unable to go out and buy Halal meat. But when a French satirical magazine runs a few cartoons of Mohammed, then French schools and embassies around the world have to be closed. Is Cartoonophobia or Islamophobia a greater problem?