Italian Mosque Used as Terror Camp

A Moroccan imam was allegedly training terrorists in an Italian mosque.

Italian police arrested three Moroccans — an imam and two of his aids — they accuse of being part of a militant cell that allegedly used a mosque in a central Italian city as a terror training camp. The group held courses on hand-to-hand combat and used propaganda films and documents downloaded from the Internet to teach how to prepare poisons and explosives, pilot a Boeing 747 and send encrypted messages, anti-terrorism police in Rome said in a statement.

A fourth Moroccan was still being sought and was believed to be abroad, police said.


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  1. Eneils Bailey says:

    “Mosque used as Terror Camp.”

    Please, someone tell me why this is News these days.

    Other than the leftards who want to tell us us it is our fault.

    Whoa, wait a minute, all this would not have happened if it had not been for GW.