The only way to not offend Muslims is to be Muslim or dead.
And I take exception with some wording in the article...
"But Muslims associate the Christian symbol with the bloody medieval crusades to conquer Jerusalem and the Holy Land."
It was our's first! Christians were trying to reconquer the Holy Land from the infidel Muslims whom have no legitimate claim on the our Holy Lands. Mohammed was never there and his "dream" referred to a different church/city in Arabia.
The muslims think that anything that anyone else has is their's or should be their's just like a bunch of selfish toddlers.
And neither of those are a guarantee.
“The only way to not offend Muslims is to be Muslim or dead.”
or with second class citizenship and be criticized/ have your life threatened for your entire existence.