In another reality the reaction of the Muslims to the Pope's comments would be humorous. Unfortunately they are deadly serious.
The fact that these reactions are so wide spread proves that it is in no way a minority of the Islamic people that support this kind of behavior. The terrorists are treated as hero's and martyrs within the Islamic community throughout the world. Muslims across this country celebrated the events of 9/11. Only very rarely do any of the "moderate Muslims" ever speak out against these heinous acts and it seems disingenuous when they do it.
I am sure that there are people of the Muslim faith that would rather live and let live than to fight the infidels but the Islamic leadership at it's highest levels is preaching jihad and, as witnessed by the events surrounding the Pope's speech, the outrage over the Danish cartoons, and the violence perpetrated by false stories of desecration of the Koran, the majority of the Muslims in the streets are more than willing to support this violent vision of their religion.