Christians have done horrendous wrongs in the past. Islam has done some horrendous wrongs in the past, yet continue to do them today. The difference is that the Christians went through the wars of democracy and learned tolerance while most of the Muslim world lived and continue to live in despotic governments where might meant right. As horrible as Iraq is, it may be the pressure cooker that squeezes out some new tolerant thinking in the Islamic world since killing each other is never ever going to work.
Christians still do bad things. The Nazis being the most recent Christian based mistake...though other Christian countries stopped them.
The new Muslim Nazis that are intolerant and wish to kill all that disagree have no other Muslim countries to put them in their place. So a Christian
vs Islam confict is going to happen one way or another until some part of the Islamic world steps up and confronts their misguided followers.
All Islam is not bad, and I too have some great Muslim friends but the word has to be said that some Islamic factions need to grow up. Where is the
Martin Luther (either one) to lead Islam to a more rational and peaceful way of life? Killing people that disagree with your religion is wrong. The
pope is right...and he doesn't just have a right, he has an obligation to call it out and despise such behaviour as ungodlike. Just as others need
to call out the pope and the Catholic Church's past evil doings. At least the Church is beginning to acknowledge their despicable past deeds, yet
parts of the Islamic wold still live in a murderous mindset.
The difference is that SOMEONE HAS TO SAY IT! The UN does, the US does, Europe does, China, Russia....everyone has to finally stop playing possum
with the Islamic world and tell them that they are not fitting into the modern world if they want to cut off people's heads or nuke those that
disagree with them. Eventually it will come down to kill or be killed if some people don't wise up.