ISIS has recently earned the reputation of tormentors of the world despite Obama trying to assure American nerves over the terrorist organization by trying to refer to them as “JV.” Adding credibility to the argument that ISIS poses a significant threat to the world, the security team of the Pope is on high alert after receiving “credible threats,” on his life.
Pope Francis is set to visit the nation of Albania which consists of mainly Muslims, but says the threats will not hinder his plans. Furthermore, the Pope has also announced that he will not be taking along, and riding in, the notorious Popemobile.
Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See, Habeeb Al Sadr, issued a serious warning to the Pope and his security team saying that although he knew of no, “specific facts,” their intentions are clear. He later went on to convey, “Just put two and two together… They want to kill the Pope.”
While speaking with the press, the ambassador shared that, “Threats against the Pope are credible. Public statements and crimes against Christianity by ISIS are a fact. Just put two and two together. According to the Mail Online, Sadr later added:
Let me be clear, I am not aware of specific facts or operational projects. But what has been said by the self-declared “Islamic state” terrorists is clear. They want to kill the Pope. I think they could try to hit him during his travels or even in Rome, because there are members of ISIS who are not Arabs but also Canadians, Americans, French, British and Italian. This gang of criminals does not merely threaten. In Iraq they have violated or destroyed some of the holiest sites of Shia Islam. They have hit places of worship in the Yazidi religion and Christianity. They forced 150,00 Christians to flee Mosul.
Fortunately, he later on went on to say that he understood the Pope’s sentiment noting that Christians could not be, “prisoners of fear.” Despite the expressed concern, Sadr eventually called on the Pope to send, “a message of hope to the Christians of the Middle East and around the world.”
“With his wisdom and his courage could make this visit a bridge between our religions, a message of peace in the name of Abraham.”
So which is it – must we live in fear that ISIS may attack, or do we continue about our daily lives in effort to demonstrate that their terror tactics have no effect over us? Feel free to let us know your thoughts on the entire ordeal in the comments below.