Your Pontif, Go Read More History
I Really, Honestly dont care what he said about Muhammed, the Profit, I'm not here to defend him, I'm not in a position that allows me to, and I personally find way more fundmental illnesses in the Message of Islam and Religions as a whole to actually get into that...
I've stated so many times that I'm not religious. but, I'm sociologically, culturally a muslim, I belong to this culture, I celebrate lots of its traditions, I enjoy the atmospheres of Ramadan, I enjoy so many aspects of it, and indulge myself in a lot more... I'm proud to be a part of that history with all its faults and bloodsheds, because I know that it gave the world Granada, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo, and some of the most beautiful literature ever written... It's not the "Religion" that did that, it's the "Culture"... and not just the culture of Islam for that matter, Islam and Arabic Language was the big pot where all the people who needed shelter, who needed someone to publish their books, all the way from China to Southern France... I'm proud of being at the very Center of some of the brightest stops of that Culture.
And that's what's so disgusting in the Pontif's speach... It's amazing how the human memory works,
Sir, with all do respect to everything you represent, but "Your" God has way more blood on its hands... not that it matters, that's just a part of religions, not just religons, Ideologies as whole, are one big hole of blood, repression... along with other things, good and bad, that "define" US as Humans, and I'm getting a whole different thing here.. so back to History.
Maybe you should read more into History...
...Meanwhile, a plague (perhaps typhus) broke out, killing many, including the legate Adhemar. There were now even fewer horses than before, and Muslim peasants refused to give them food. In December, the capture of the Arab town of Ma'arrat al-Numan took place, and with it the first known incident of cannibalism by the crusaders...Holy Wars, has been fought in the name of every single thing, good and bad... Religion, God, Communism, Civilization, Land and Freedom... aren't these all Holy Wars!