This article of news has really highlited to me how a policy of appeasing muslims just doesn't work. The pope made a comment, quoting some geezer from hundreds of years ago, and he even made it clear that those views weren't his own. Sounds fair enough to me.
Islamic world gets in an uproar, kicks off, burns effigies etc, saying that the pope has insulted islam and that his remarks show anti-islamic feeling. Muslims once again, relishing in the opportunity to play the role of the downtrodden victim.
Pope apologises for any misunderstanding, reiterating that the words weren't his. Muslims not happy with that, demanding that the pope issue a further statement condemning the guy who made the statement he quoted. WHY SHOULD HE DO THAT???