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RoP’s Iraq Branch Threatens Pope with Suicide Attack

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Iraq’s Mujahedeen Army has posted a message on the internet threatening Pope Benedict XVI with a suicide attack.

An Iraqi insurgent group threatened the Vatican with a suicide attack over the pope’s remarks on Islam, according to a statement posted Saturday in its name on the Web.

The statement, which came days after Pope Benedict XVI made comments deemed offensive by many Muslims, does not state the seat of the Holy See directly, but is addressed to “you dog of Rome” and threatens to “shake your thrones and break your crosses in your home.”

“We swear to God to send you people who adore death as much as you adore life,” said the message posted in the name of the Mujahedeen Army on a Web site frequently used by militant groups. …

The Mujahedeen Army’s statement vowed, “our minds will not rest until we shake your thrones and break your crosses in your home.”

The same group has claimed responsibility for scores of attacks in Iraq, including the April 2005 downing of a helicopter carrying 11 civilians, including six Americans.

The Pope is scheduled to give a public statement tomorrow. Will he cave in to the enormous pressure from radical Islam and its Western enablers, and issue a personal apology—for remarks that have been taken outrageously out of context?

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