Muslim Fury at the Pope

I find this whole story baffling.

Muslim fury grows at Pope's speech

Here is the supposed quote of a Byzantine emperor that is causing all of the problems: "Show me just what Mohamed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

First, I wish the Pope would just say if he believes it or not. I would assume that he believes it since he quoted it. But using a quote to say what you want to say rather than just saying it yourself is very cowardly. He should be a preacher/teacher and not a politician.

The Pope always says that he wants a dialog with other religions. Dialog in that context means "conversion".

And the Muslims. Wow. They are angry that the Pope quoted a phrase that says the prophet Mohamed had brought "things only evil and inhuman". Their response? Here's one example: "Pakistan's parliament condemned the "derogatory" remarks today and demanded an apology. The country's foreign ministry said they were "regrettable" and claimed they would encourage violence." So the Muslims are going to prove that their religion doesn't bring about evil and inhuman things by being violent with someone that opposes them. Baffling. Have they thought this through?

Watch out for potholes.