Jahadists arrested for threatening the life of Pope Francis and the Vatican
Four alleged members of a jahdist group which the Italian seurity consider as “highly dangerous" were arrested in the Balkan country of Kosovo on December 1st. They were flagged by the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation after a due interpretation of their internet publication which insinuates that Pope Francis will be the last Pope the world will see, and making threats of attacking the Pope. Italian police carried out raids in the cities of Brescia, Vicenza and Perugia, the Italian newspaper “The Local" reports.
“They were threatening the Pope, celebrating the recent attacks in Paris and threatening the former U.S. ambassador to Kosovo," said Carmine Esposito, a police chief in the northern Italian city of Brescia.
After a proper investigation the Italian Police have disclosed that the group is highly dangerous as the group is responsible for the propagation of Jihad through the social networks, and the group is also natively linked to Jihadists in Syria. The leader of the group is said to have combat experience in the past and is a very dangerous person.
Two of the arrested members will be expelled from Italy while the rest are placed under serious survellance.
In the wake of the Islamic State group’s Nov. 13 attacks in Paris which killed over 120 people, the U.S. Embassy in Rome on Nov. 18 warned that St. Peter’s Basilica, Milan’s cathedral, and other prominent locations were potential targets for attack. The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin admits the validity of the threats but equally assured that adequate security strategies are set in place at the Vatican and other named targets to counter any terrorist attacks against the Churches mentioned in the attack plan.