Italians Thwart Terror Attack

Little Green Footballs reports that the Italian authorities have prevented the execution of a terrorist attack targeted at the subway system in Milan and a church in Bologna.

Mr Pisanu said the plot involved seven people. Three of these had been expelled from Italy, two had been arrested, one was under surveillance and one was at large. He did not say when the operations took place.

The Bologna basilica which was among the planned targets contains a 15-century fresco Muslim groups have interpreted as insulting to Islam. They believe it depicts Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in Hell being devoured by demons.

Italy has long been threatened with terrorist attacks. Cowardly fascists have threatened to destroy some of their (and the world's) most precious and valuable landmarks and monuments, such as the coliseum and Michaelangelo's David.

I was in Italy a little less than two years ago and was surprised to see guards standing outside of various buildings and Jewish temples with semi-automatic weapons. I'm happy to hear they're still taking threats very seriously, and in fact have the intelligence to stop them before they're ever carried out.

Posted by Portia at April 6, 2006 08:04 AM | TrackBack