Italian Police Arrest Four Suspected Jihadis in Milan Raid: ‘I Want to Smite Israel and Rome’
Counterterrorist forces arrested four Moroccan-born individuals accused of planning terror attacks in a coordinated raid outside of Milan Thursday.
In a number of audio messages sent via WhatsApp, Koraichi urged Moutaharrik to carry out an attack in Rome.
“My brother,” Koraichi said to Moutaharrik, “there in that Italy, the capital of the Crusaders, my brother, that’s where they go to make their pilgrimage, it is from there that they get their strength and from there they go to conquer the nations, and from there they fight Islam. So far no operation has been carried out, you know that if you carry out an attack it is a great thing.”
In a reply, Moutaharrik said, “If I can get my family to safety, I swear I’ll be the first to attack them… in this Italian crusade… I swear I will attack the Vatican, by the will of God.”
Moutaharrik said that “perhaps God wants them to think they are at peace, but I swear they are not at peace, even if we live in the midst of them and play our game as if we were like them, but I swear that we are not like them.”