Worshipers of Allah Plot to Blow up Christian church.

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The worshipers of Allah were upset by this 1415 A.D. fresco painted by GIOVANNI DA MODENA.

A detail of the 15th century fresco in San  Petronio basilica in Bologna, central Italy
is seen in this photo. The detail depicts Islam's prophet in hell being tormented by devils.

Mohammed in hell being tormented by demons. It's just so right!



                                    Al-Qaida plot to blow up Bologna church fresco
                                    Philip Willan in Rome   The Guardian

                                    An Islamist terror group linked to al-Qaida is suspected of
                                    plotting to blow up Bologna's most important church to erase the
                                    offense of a 15th-century Gothic fresco showing Mohammed
                                    being tormented by devils in hell.

                                    A key alleged figure known as "Amsa the Libyan", who was
                                    arrested in Britain three weeks ago for possessing false papers,
                                    is suspected of having passed orders from al-Qaida leaders in
                                    Afghanistan and Iran to terrorist cells in Europe.

                                    The Milan daily Corriere della Sera reported that in a telephone
                                    call intercepted by police in February, one of the suspect's
                                    alleged associates discussed plans for an attack on the Church
                                    of San Petronio, which has a large fresco by Giovanni da
                                    Modena showing the founder of the Islamic religion in hell.

                                    The painter was inspired by Dante, who consigned Mohammed
                                    to the ninth circle of hell - reserved for religious schismatics - in
                                    his Divine Comedy. The fresco, held in a side-chapel, is seen by
                                    many Muslims as a symbol of Christian intransigence.

                                    Amsa was monitored as he allegedly passed instructions to
                                    al-Qaida cells in Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. In
                                    one intercepted telephone call he apparently discussed an
                                    attack on the US embassy in Amsterdam.



                   The Associated Press ROME
                Suspected Islamic militants were plotting
                an attack on a northern Italian church
                that has been the subject of protests by
                Muslims in the past, a newspaper
                reported Sunday.

                The Milan daily Corriere della Sera said
                the San Petronio basilica in Bologna was
                targeted apparently because it contains
                a 15th century fresco that depicts
                Islam's prophet Muhammad in Hell, being
                devoured by demons.

                Last year, a group of Italian Muslims
                appealed unsuccessfully to the Vatican
                to have the fresco by Giovanni da
                Modena removed or parts of it covered, arguing that it offended Islam.

                The group, the Union of Muslims in Italy, denied any link to the plot to attack
                the church on Sunday and questioned the report's veracity, president Adel
                Smith told The Associated Press.

                "We send letters and stage protests," Smith said. "It's obvious that we have
                nothing to do with this thing."

                Corriere said Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police learned of the plot by
                intercepting phone conversations as part of a larger investigation into Muslim
                militants operating in Italy.

                That investigation led to the convictions earlier this year of seven Tunisians in
                Milan who were accused of giving logistical support to al-Qaida recruits
                passing through Europe.

                The Tunisians were also accused by prosecutors of links to the Salafist Group
                for Call and Combat, a dissident faction of the Armed Islamic Group, Algeria's
                most radical insurgency movement. The United States has branded the Salafist
                group a terrorist organization and ordered its assets frozen.

                The wiretaps indicated that starting in February, members of the Milan cell
                began plotting an attack on the Bologna church on orders of Salafist leader
                Hassan Hattab, Corriere said. Specific details, however, were never discussed.
 

                In calls placed to Carabinieri offices in Milan and Bologna on Sunday, officials
                said no one was available to confirm the report.

                Over the course of the investigation, authorities learned details of a Libyan in
                Italy, identified only as Amsa, who allegedly was sent by Osama bin Laden's
                al-Qaida network to coordinate activities of the various cells operating in the
                country, Corriere said.

                Based on information passed onto Britain from the CIA and Italian intelligence,
                Amsa was arrested three weeks ago in London on charges of having false
                documents, Corriere said. Scotland Yard said Sunday it had no information on
                the arrest.



 

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Exodus 34:14
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD,
whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God

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