So the issue of the day is the obscure quotation of Pope Benedict regarding the Prophet Muhammad salallaho'alayhi wa salam. Unlike the cartoon issue, these words came from a highly influential figure whose words carry much weight in world theology. For the most part, the response has been more civil and restrained than back in February, but there have been some unfortunate episodes of violence and at least one murder. Nice way to demonstrate that Islam isn't a violent religion, guys.
Since I don't believe that the Pope is a regular reader of Irrelevant Opinions, I'm not going to bother dwelling on the issue, as others have already written so much. And if, Mr. Ratzinger, you are reading, es tut mir Leid. Sorry.
Here are some worthwhile reads on the issue:
Pope criticises, Anjem embarrasses | Indigo Jo Blogs
Responding to Provocations | Musings of a Muslim Mouse
When You Just Don't Care Enough | Izzy Mo’s Blog
And if the Pope is reading this, here are two earlier posts that you might find educational:
Legacy | February 2006
Muhammad, the Last Prophet: Animated Film | August 2006