The Muslim community has reacted to Pope Benedict's speech from last Tuesday -- not with reasoned debate. No, no, no, instead with, as Michelle Malkin puts it, "firebombs and fatwas." As the BBC reports, efforts to clarify the Pope's speech have not been sufficient, possibly because the outraged Muslim community has chosen to misinterpret the speech. I am sure that the militant elements were just waiting for another event that they could use to fan the anger of the masses.
Yet again we are reminded that any statements that our radical Muslim populations disagree with should be withdrawn, apologized for or otherwise negated -- or else, these folks will kill people and destroy our homes, churches and lives! What are the choices? Shall we let them destroy our right of free speech by appeasing them through "political correct" speech designed not to make them mad? In that case, we are on the way to living in a world run by these so-called Islamo-fascists (maybe someone can come up with a better name, but for now that will have to do) - who are going to tell us what to worship, what to say, what to wear, how many children to have, whether women can work, whether we can watch or make the movies we want, etc.