Say We're Peaceful, or We'll Kill You
Followers of the "Religion of Peace" are outraged that the Pope said that Islam is a violent religion. So outraged in fact, that they are calling for "Religion of Peace" jihadis to force the Pope to "Rest in Peace". Other peaceful steps to help Christians understand Islam include burning churches and sending random Christians to their graves (peacefully).
What are they really angry about? Mostly because the Pope quoted a Byzantine emperor from the 1300s, who said, "God is not pleased by blood, and not acting reasonably is contrary to God's nature."
Well of course muslims are going to throw a hissy-fit over a 700 year old statement like this. Spilling blood and acting without reason is all the religion stands for these days, and having the Pope remind everyone of this fact must be infuriating.
He may have gone too far with his response to the muslim's criticism of his statements though. When asked if he would retract statements that suggest jihad is somehow connected with violence, he didn't even reply... verbally.
Update: Well, that didn't take long. Let the murdering for peaceful Islam begin!
Update II: Via Tim Blair, Archbishops are adding their 'bird' finger to the mix! Here's the Archbishop of Australia's viewpoint:
The violent reactions in many parts of the Islamic world justified one of Pope Benedict's main fears. They showed the link for many Islamists between religion and violence, their refusal to respond to criticism with rational arguments, but only with demonstrations, threats and actual violence.
Update III: Surrenderman Jaques Chirac says we should not say things that anger Muslims. Isn't that the same as saying we shouldn't say things, period?