Let me see if I've got this in perspective:
The Pope quotes a 14th-century Byzantine emperor: "Show me just what Mohammed brought new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
The Muslim reaction:
At Islam's third-holiest shrine, the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, hundreds of worshippers hoisted black flags and banners that read, "Conquering Rome is the answer." Protesters chanted, "The army of Islam will return."
Could they try any harder to prove the point? And why is it the Religion of Peace is increasingly oxymoronic in practice?