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Italian terror experts taking threats on Vatican seriously (intentions to attack Rome)
ynet ^ | Sept 16, 2006 | Nir Magal

Posted on 09/16/2006 3:42:37 PM PDT by jdm

The Corriere della Sera reported that local terror experts said they are paying close attention to threats made by an Iraqi armed group regarding its intentions to attack Rome and the Vatican in response to Pope Benedict’s remarks on Islam.


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KEYWORDS: benedictxvi; catholic; muslims; pope; romiyya; terrorists
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Apologies if dup. post. Didn't see this posted yet.
1 posted on 09/16/2006 3:42:40 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm

Do you have a link to the threat?


2 posted on 09/16/2006 3:44:57 PM PDT by eyespysomething (http://crumbsandfun.blogspot.com/2006/09/ana-centeno-tribute.html)
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To: jdm; aimee5291; GatorGirl; maryz; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; livius; ...

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If you want on (or off) this Catholic and Pro-Life ping list, let me know!



4 posted on 09/16/2006 3:46:31 PM PDT by narses (St Thomas says “lex injusta non obligat”)
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To: sandyeggo

Prayers for our beloved Pope Benedict.


5 posted on 09/16/2006 3:47:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jdm

An attack on the Vatican would be a serious mistake on the part of the islamderthals. Even in secular europe it holds a great deal of significance.


6 posted on 09/16/2006 3:47:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: jdm

In today's enviroment, it was the Pope's responsibility to begin a dialogue with Islam.....

Unfortunately, no matter what he states the radical element will claim foul....

These animals have been waiting on the sidelines waiting for this moment to exploit.....

It's part of their plan to escalate this into a fully religious war....

Accordingly, a real attack on the Vatican is imminent.


7 posted on 09/16/2006 3:48:21 PM PDT by nevergore (“It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.”)
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To: jdm
Muslims across the globe have been outraged and a hardline cleric linked to Somalia's powerful Islamist movement has called for Muslims to "hunt down" and kill the Pope, while an armed Iraqi group has threatened to carry out attacks against Rome and the Vatican.

That would be a very unwise thing to do.

8 posted on 09/16/2006 3:50:10 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: trisham

Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI:
The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon earth, and delier him not up to the will of his enemies.
Follow with Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.


10 posted on 09/16/2006 3:50:47 PM PDT by baa39 (Quid hoc ad aeternitatem?)
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To: eyespysomething
This is all I have at the moment; just crossed the wire in the past 5-10 minutes. BTW, Ynet is usually a reliable source.
11 posted on 09/16/2006 3:51:39 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: WestCoastGal; KylaStarr; Velveeta; Cindy; MamaDearest

Viva Il Papa!


12 posted on 09/16/2006 3:52:06 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: jdm

As a sidenote on this, see "The Coming Muslim Conquest of the Vatican" at Little Green Footballs, dated April 15, 2005:

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=15459_The_Coming_Muslim_Conquest_of_the_Vatican&only=yes


13 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jdm

And thus the Pontiff's point is proven...


14 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:37 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: jdm

Try it, Muzzie boys, and see what happens.


15 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:44 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: jdm
I'm not Catholic. But if they attack the Vatican I'll gladly volunteer to drive a Buick full of TNT straight into Mecca next time those bastards get together there.
16 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:52 PM PDT by Jaysun (Idiot Muslims. They're just dying to have sex orgies.)
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To: jdm
Question: who wouldn't pay money for a videotape of these guys kicking some ass?


17 posted on 09/16/2006 3:55:32 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cripplecreek

An attack on the vatican would rile American Catholics even if some may disagree with the Pope. It has done nothing to harm anyone for a very long time.


18 posted on 09/16/2006 3:55:56 PM PDT by HHKrepublican_2
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To: Cicero

Thanks, Cicero. LGF ahead of the curve, as always.


19 posted on 09/16/2006 3:57:09 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: jdm

Maybe the Pope's remarks will end up being what finally opens the eyes of complacent, appeasement-minded Westerners.

His point is being proven.


20 posted on 09/16/2006 3:57:25 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: jdm

I'm still going to Rome in February! Terrorists be damned!


21 posted on 09/16/2006 3:58:24 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: jdm
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22 posted on 09/16/2006 3:58:37 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: KJC1

"complacent, appeasement-minded Westerners."

Which term includes the New York Times.


23 posted on 09/16/2006 4:00:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: sandyeggo

I am not a Catholic, however I am very happy that the church, unlike many churches have not bowed to political correctness. I know they are not without their problems, but they continue to stand firm in their beliefs.


24 posted on 09/16/2006 4:00:20 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: jdm

25 posted on 09/16/2006 4:01:06 PM PDT by Gritty (The question is not whether we can win. It is whether we have the will to persevere.-Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: dragonblustar

LOL!


26 posted on 09/16/2006 4:01:25 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Question: who wouldn't pay money for a videotape of these guys kicking some ass?

The Swiss Guard are quite capable with their halberds, they're also quick and accurate with an MP5.

27 posted on 09/16/2006 4:02:40 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: popdonnelly

Has Rome any nukes?


28 posted on 09/16/2006 4:04:39 PM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: The Red Zone
Has Rome any nukes?

I don't think so. But France does. Go figure!

29 posted on 09/16/2006 4:08:25 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: The Red Zone; NYer; FJ290; sandyeggo
He doesn't need nukes.

"Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world."
-Pope Blessed Pius IX

31 posted on 09/16/2006 4:10:20 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: The Red Zone

No, but they'll send in the nuns.


32 posted on 09/16/2006 4:11:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: HHKrepublican_2

[i]An attack on the vatican would rile American Catholics even if some may disagree with the Pope. It has done nothing to harm anyone for a very long time.[/i]

An attack on the Vatican would rile Christians worldwide, Catholic or otherwise.


33 posted on 09/16/2006 4:12:06 PM PDT by Domandred
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To: jdm

The religion of peace. God deliver us.


34 posted on 09/16/2006 4:12:10 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: jdm
Let's not forget that Ramzi Ahmed Yousef had planned to kill Pope John Paul II in Manila.

Islam, a worldwide plague.

35 posted on 09/16/2006 4:16:06 PM PDT by csvset (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil & inhumane)
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To: nevergore

An attack on Rome and the Holy Father will seal the fate of Islam.
Islam will cease to exist.


36 posted on 09/16/2006 4:16:19 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: sandyeggo
Thank you.....I hope the Pope can remain firm.
37 posted on 09/16/2006 4:16:28 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: The Red Zone

No.


38 posted on 09/16/2006 4:16:35 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Cicero

Yikes. Just read that linked article/quote. Perhaps it is now time to start calling the Islamic Nation an 'Empire'. The Islamic Empire. They tax the nonbelievers or force them to convert. They have stated goals that the conquest of Rome and the Vatican are in their plans. They have already conquered 1 billion of the planets inhabitants. Please note I am using the negative connotation of the word 'Empire' here. The U.S. could have been an Empire, but we have chosen not too.


39 posted on 09/16/2006 4:16:52 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Pyro7480
"Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." -Pope Blessed Pius IX

Already on it. Let's get going.

40 posted on 09/16/2006 4:21:15 PM PDT by FJ290
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To: cripplecreek

Somehow, I think Europe would still defend the terrorists over Christians. They wouldn't want to hold a none-PC view. They are much more interested in appeasement for the most part.


41 posted on 09/16/2006 4:21:31 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: nevergore
"In today's enviroment, it was the Pope's responsibility to begin a dialogue with Islam....."

He did.

Their turn.

42 posted on 09/16/2006 4:21:57 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Nice picture. From what I have read the strongest military unit on the medieval battle field, prior to gunpowder, was the Halberd Units (long pole arms with a large heavy bladed end). Those looker smaller then the typical Halberd blade, but supposedly a Halberder could take down an Armored Knight in one swing. The strongest unit within the Islamic Empires Army currently appears to be a small child with a bomb strapped to its waist trying to find the path to 'Islamic paradise'.
44 posted on 09/16/2006 4:26:53 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: jdm; All

Has anyone heard any comments by other Catholic clergy?


45 posted on 09/16/2006 4:27:59 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 1rudeboy

They can, no doubt. We were just at the Vatican in July and viewed a lovely short film following a young man as he entered the Swiss Guard.


46 posted on 09/16/2006 4:28:02 PM PDT by GatorGirl
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To: jdm

To imply publicly that muslims are violent, is an extremely dangerous thing to do.

I agree that the pope has just become a target. I'm not catholic, but he's a brave man and a christian and he will be in my prayers.


47 posted on 09/16/2006 4:30:05 PM PDT by marron
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To: Rumplemeyer

"Islam will cease to exist."

Don't tease us like that.


48 posted on 09/16/2006 4:31:08 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: jdm
These threats were only made possible because Europe is in a weakened, dhimmified state. The continent must now face the destruction of its ancient cultural institutions by barbarians.

To put it another way, "How many divisions has the Pope?"

49 posted on 09/16/2006 4:31:09 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: cripplecreek

I'm not a Catholic...even I see that this would be a BIG mistake.


50 posted on 09/16/2006 4:32:46 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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