Sure,you know about what Pope Benedict XVI said about Islam,
In Germany he was lecturing about Mind and Religion and that they can't be separated and their necessity for true speech between religions, and he quoted a speech between a Byzantine emperor and a Persian Muslim literate,and the Pope said here:'And the emperor talked about Jihad -Holy war- and the emperor said -and here I'm quoting what he said- :'Show me a new thing which Mohammad came by,and here you won't find except all what is evil and non-humanical like his orders to spread Islam by sword edge '.And he repeated twice that he is quoting what the emperor said, but he didn't reveal clearly if he accept or refuse it. Then he continued explaining in details why spreading the belief by violence is against mind.Sure,Muslims got angry because of these words and its vague intention.The Vatican hurried to present an apology,and the next day the Pope himself apologized FOR the angry reaction towards his words,and for the misunderstanding of them.
I won't talk about any of his words but the problem here is that who said them are the biggest head for Catholics,and he is the religious leader for them,and he is called 'Holiness'..all these must make him very careful towards his words and must choose them very well.
On the other hand what means that he was just quoting these words and that they don't represent his point of view?!!!!!!
It's out of logic to say that, because when a man quote words,so this is for one of two reasons; because they are representing his point of view, or to show another point of view which he reject. And the problem here is that he didn't rejected the emperor's words, or proofed that Islam didn't spread by sword but by its best teachings.
And if he wanted to talk about Islam..
Why he didn't say that all Muslims admit freedom of religion,and that Islam don't force others to convert it?!!!!!!!
Why he didn't say that Qur'an says: "Let there be no compulsion in religion..."?!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't mention the reply of the Muslim Persian?!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't say that Islam came by what Christianity and Judaism didn't came by like mixing between spiritually and materialism,between light of mind and light of revelation,balance between individual and society,between rights and duties,inviting to cooperation among nations and peoples,give woman her dignity as a human,female,wife,mother,sister,daughter and a member in society..etc?!!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't say that Islam didn't make victory by sword but made victory against sword which has been raised against it since its first announcement?!!!!!!
Why he didn't say that Qur'an says: "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious..... "?!!!!!!
And,if he was talking about violence;
Why he didn't talked about Crusade wars (1096:1291) which were under name of the Cross and which caused many kills and a lot of destruction for Islamic state and was a great example of terrorism and barbarism?!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't quote Bushi words: "This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while"?!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't talked about crimes of Christian Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan?!!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't talk about Christians who forced non-Christians in Al-Andalus to convert Christianity?!!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't quoted texts from Old Testament like: "..thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword .." Deuteronomy Chapter 20:(10-13),or "..Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him Numbers Chapter 31:(17,18)or "..thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth , 17 but thou shalt utterly destroy them.." Deuteronomy Chapter 20:(16,17) ?!!!!!!!
Why he didn't talked about Jewish crimes against Muslims in Palestine and Lebanon?!!!!!!!!!!!
Why he didn't talk about what Christian Europeans do against owners of American lands?!!!!!!!
So,I think that if he really wanted a start point for his speech about mind and faith,and how violence affect the relation between them,he could quote a text from Old Testament, not to quote words which represent a fake about peace religion.
On the other hand,if we compared Islamic and Christian belief; we'll see that Christianity says: 'Believe then have knowledge', 'Believe blindly' and 'Go blind and follow me' and this is clear from the belief of Trinity and making Prophet Jesus as a God .
But if we looked at Islamic teachings we'll find out that having knowledge comes before faith,and that thinking fruits faith,and will find verses like: "Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day,- there are indeed Signs for men of understanding,- * Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): "Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire "
And if we believed that these words don't represent his opinion,so Is it a good thing to repeat the revile after the bad man says it?!!!!!!!!!!!
It's like: 'What he said was too bad,but I'm repeating it'
Islam teaches us not to revile anybody,as Qur'an says: " Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah..."
So,I say to him,if you opened an issue,clarify it as a whole,especially when it's sensitive,and will hurt others feelings.