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August 30, 2004
A GROUP linked to al-Qaeda has said it will spare the Vatican while focusing attacks on Italy and its prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, for rejecting an ultimatum to pull Italian troops out of Iraq.
A statement signed by the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades-European Battalion has been posted on an Islamist website.
"We declare that the Vatican will never be one of our targets, as we will only strike in painful places which will force the vile Italian soldiers in Iraq to get out," it said.
"We warn you, Berlusconi, that you may have escaped attempts against you in the past, but our position is clear and we will not be lenient and we will not stop until security becomes reality in the Muslim country of Iraq.
Originally posted by infinite
Thats nice of them
Darn, i never knew they had a heart