Italy: Muslim who murdered and attempted to behead priest is from ‘Islamic hotbed,’ Pope calls him a ‘headache’
In mid-September, Jihad Watch reported that a Muslim migrant had stabbed a pro-migrant priest to death, and that police had rejected bishops’ claim that killer was mentally ill. Even worse, “Roberto Bernasconi, president of the Como section of pro-migrant Catholic charity Caritas, blamed the ‘tragedy’ on the anti-migrant ‘climate of hatred and intolerance that is fomented in the city.’”
The Pope, meanwhile, who has been tirelessly advocating for open door migration, stated that the killer, Mahmoudi Ridha, was “a person in need” and “malata di testa“: “An Italian linguist explained to Church Militant that the phrase was a malapropism and one would not use such an expression in correct Italian. “‘Mal di testa’ refers to a ‘headache.’ When we want to say someone is ‘mentally ill’ we say ‘malata di mente.’”
Maybe Pope Francis considers Ridha a headache since he makes the mass migration enterprise look bad.
The Pope insists Ridha is a “person in need” even though he wanted to behead the priest — a familiar act by jihadists — and even though the region where the priest was murdered has “deep ties to terror.”
By the Pope’s thinking, all jihadists are “sick in the head” — including persecutors of Christians and minorities, those who murder for “blasphemy,” and those who murder to conquer territory for Islam. As Robert Spencer states below:
No one in the media, Church or police has tried to discover whether Islam’s doctrine calling for violence against unbelievers may have been a motive for Fr. Malgesini’s murder because all three are deeply committed to the idea that there is no such doctrine, and that Islam is a religion of peace that has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.
To acknowledge that Mahmoudi Ridha was motivated by Qur’anic passages such as “kill them wherever you find them” (2:191, 4:89, cf. 9:5) and “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4) is inconceivable to them. They either don’t know that such passages exist, or they are certain that no Muslims today take them seriously or would ever consider acting upon them. The only fallback position for those whose denial and willful ignorance is so implacable is to insist that Ridha is “mentally ill.”
It is possible that Ridha may have been both homeless and “sick in the head,” but was also a jihadist, motivated by explicit Islamic doctrine?
“Italian Priest’s Killer from Islamic Hotbed,” by Jules Gomes, Church Militant, September 22, 2020: Continue reading Pope: “sick in the head” jihadist who tried to behead priest makes mass migration look bad