Will there be riots? Another papal jihad? As long as we fight, there is hope. That's the answer right there. Fallaci liked this guy for a reason.
In other words, true religion is made up of three qualities Islam generally lacks: based on the words and deeds of a 7th century Arab who told woman to "breastfeed" men, sick people to drink camel urine, and people to cover their mouths when they yawn lest the devil go down their throat, Islam obviously has some irrational qualities; the concept of sharia law, which governs every minute detail of a Muslim's life (people must eat with their right hands, men can only wear silver, not gold) is quite totalitarian; as for whether Islam is peaceful or violent, just scroll up and down.
"Pope tells Muslims that religion rejects violence," by Victor L. Simpson for the AP, March 19:
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders on Thursday that true religion rejects violence, and he held up peaceful coexistence between Christianity and Islam in Cameroon as "a beacon to other African nations."[...]
In the morning meeting with 22 representatives of Cameroon's sizable Muslim minority, Benedict said religion is the basis of human civilization and he returned to one of the key themes of his papacy, saying there is no incompatibility between faith and reason.
"Genuine religion ... stands at the base of any authentically human culture," he said. "It rejects all forms of violence and totalitarianism: not only on principles of faith but also of right reason."[...]
The pope has often spoken of the need for religion to shun violence, but has refrained from pointing any finger at specific faiths since a 2006 speech delivered in Germany in which he linked Islam to violence...