Where is the moderate Muslim?
Why does the papal citation of a Byzantine emperor's empirically-true statement result in murder, fire bombings, and death threats around the Muslim world, but Islamic "extremists" like bin Laden are considered heroes of the faith?
Why do the West's political and media elites bend over (not backwards) to offer the "Islam is a religion of peace hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists" lie despite all scriptural and historical evidence to the contrary?
Emperor Palaeologus's accurate observation was made while his Great City was under siege by Mohammed's minions. Islam's bloody rage in reaction to it is one more proof that only the ignorant, the liar, and the coward can utter phrases like, "Islamism has nothing to do with Islam."