if the heretical and misinformed in the near east are offended, the offense has been commited through no culpability of the Holy See, or it's sovereign the Pope.
unfortunately he does not have the complete support of the Christian West. even now many a heretic complains and speaks out against the Pope. though it is their God given right to do so, they have also been given a moral compass by which to fashion their lives, and should they stray off the path they will soon find themselves amongst violent malcontents, anarchists, and other heretics.
there is no middle ground on the amalgomation of religions. by their very nature islam and Christianity are inherantly different. the next time there is a natural disaster such as an earthquake in Iran aide from the West should be withheld without exception!