Vatican City: Muslim migrant screaming “Allahu akbar” threatens to ignite himself near St. Peter’s Square

Why didn’t that most learned of imams, Pope Francis, invite this fellow into his apartments and explain to him how “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence”?

“Italian Police Detain Iraqi Migrant Threatening to Burn Himself Near Vatican – Reports,” Sputnik News,

ROME (Sputnik) – Italian police have detained an Iraqi migrant who threatened to ignite himself near St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Il Messaggero reported.

The incident took place on Pius XII Square, adjacent to Bernini’s colonnade, on Saturday afternoon, according to the newspaper Il Messaggero.

The man, who is awaiting a decision on his asylum application in Italy, began shouting “Allah Akbar” and threatened to burn himself alive, waving a lighter. He was visibly agitated and emotionally unstable….

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