Saturday, May 15, 2010

Plot To Kill Pope Benedict Foiled
From CNA
Assassination plot by radical Muslims against Pope prevented

Rome, Italy, May 14, 2010 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Moroccan students who attended a university in the central Italian city of Perugia were expelled from the country last month after it was discovered that they were conspiring to kill Pope Benedict. One of them allegedly said he wished to “earn a place in Paradise.”

According to Italian weekly newspaper Panorama, conversations intercepted by Italian authorities led to the arrest and deportation of the two suspects.

The order for expulsion reportedly included the transcript of a conversation in which one of the students, Mohammed Hlal, said that he wished “death to the head of the Vatican City State” and was "ready to assassinate him to earn a place in Paradise."

The 27-year-old Hlal was speaking over the phone with 22-year-old Ahmed Errahmouni when he made the statements which earned them the attention of the local police and a trip back to Morocco.

They were deemed a “threat to national security” in the document signed by the Italian Minister of the Interior and expelled on April 29, Panorama reports.

According to investigation begun last October by the Italian anti-mafia police, the two were known to have a radical vision of Islam and had expressed a desire to obtain explosive materials. It was reported that no material used to construct explosives was found in their residence hall rooms.

Hlal studied international communications, while Errahmouni was a student of math and physics at the University of Perugia.


Blogger Heather said...

At least in Italy they're smart enough to deport these little pieces of excrement.

8:18 AM  
Blogger scotju said...

Thank God this plot was discovered before these losers had a chance to pull it off. It's a pity they were not put on trial for their plot, sentenced to death, and their bodies shipped back to Morrocco sewn inside a pig's skin!

8:43 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Has anyone checked for links to Catholics United?

9:49 AM  
Blogger CynicalSon said...

“Cry ‘havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war…”! Let the Crusades begin.

I am not inclined to follow Sr. Ellen Kehoe’s ( admonition, made at one of my RCIA meetings at the University of Kentucky’s Newman Center, to “see Christ in everyone, terrorists too.” I am rather inclined to believe that all have the potential to wrap themselves in Christ and be filled with the Holy Ghost, but they must actually accept Christ for this to happen. And until that happens, a person may degenerate to such evil that they may even rival a demon. Sometimes, as is likely here, evil must be opposed with force as well as prayers.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

“see Christ in everyone, terrorists too.” While theologically and in charity this is correct, it is nevertheless my impression in this liberalized, touchy-feely, modern RC Church in the United States, that this is typical pseudo-pacifism of the post-Vatican II era.

BTW, Italy has no death penalty. It could be that the Moroccan government will deal with this miscreant. Morocco as Islamic nations go is rather tolerant of other religions, and is no friend of Islamic extremism.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

This, among many other reasons, is why every one of needs to be praying for the Holy Father every day and the Lord's protection (from spiritual and well as worldly attack) around him at all times!

7:59 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Just more moderate Islam..prayers for the pope's protection

2:34 AM  

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