Is Italy next? From AKI, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
London, 8 July (AKI) – One day after the attacks in London, a leading member of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia has warned that they still have a score to settle with Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The threat, signed by Lewis Atiyallah – well-known for his contributions to the Saudi al-Qaeda magazine Sawt Al-Jihad – comes in a document entitled: ‘Blair, this is an epic war’, published on the Internet on Friday….
“Yes, Blair is right, it is an epic battle and not partial, as your American allies claim” Atiyallah’s statement reads, “and if you want proof, look at the new weapon used by the mujahadeen in Iraq, who kidnap your children and Western followers.” The message goes on to mention “when the mujahadeen kidnapped four Italians”, referring to the four security guards kidnapped in Iraq in April 2004, one of whom, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, was killed by his captors.
“One of their [the kidnappers] requests was that Berlusconi should apologise for the violation of the rights of Islam and Muslims. This is an old debt that Berlusconi still hasn’t paid: on that occasion the Iraqis decided to talk in the name of Islam and Muslims to make Berlusconi pay his debts for the blood of their children spilt by Italians. This is an example to show how the epic war and Iraqi situation will settle many scores.”
While the four Italian security guards were being held hostage, via statements issued on the Internet the suspected kidnappers called on the Italian premier to apologise for his controversial comment following the September 11 attacks in America, that Western civilisation is superior to Islam.
Say we are as civilized as you are, or we’ll kill you.
“Without any help or prompting, or leadership and logistical support the mujahadeen carried out the plan fearlessly,” Atiyallah also said in the statement, which hypothesises the war in Iraq as the reason for the London attacks. “The next [attack] to come will be worse,” Atiyallah threatens, announcing that there will be “a huge explosion”. He goes on to say, “The American generals consider the situation under control, while Tony Blair affirms that this is an epic battle: this is true and the moment has come to settle scores with the whole of the West over Iraq.”