So apparently if we all agree to ignore it, it will go away.
“A call for respect and calm,” by Jorge Sampaio, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations:
At the core of this situation is a trend towards extremism in many of our societies. We should indeed beware of overemphasizing it, because extremism anywhere is extremism everywhere, thanks to new media technologies. Few people think of themselves as extremists, but many can be pushed towards an extreme point of view, almost without noticing it, when they feel that the behavior or language of others is extreme.
We therefore deeply regret this offensive film.