The always insightful and frequently – as in this case – brilliant Anchoress gives us her thoughts on the current brouhaha involving the Muslim world’s reaction to the recent remarks by Pope Benedict. It is a completely worthwhile read and I commend it to your attention.
The world has more than amply demonstrated that it would like to see Islam put away its swords and get on with the business of simply living life - which is difficult enough without having to worry about jihad - and yet Islam will not comply. With Benedict’s words, the world is finally free to come out and ask, “Okay, short of our surrender and our conversions, what is it going to take to get you folks to settle down?”
It's a fair question and one that we should be asking. Another one we should be asking is - if there are moderate Muslims, why are we not hearing from them?