Situation: Midtown Manhattan, near St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Cops, covert and overt operations keep watch. Stationary black helicopter overhead.
Cause: Pope Benedict”s visit to NYC, Friday, April 18th, 2008.
Instigating premise: Osama bin Laden wants the Pope dead for his baptism of a Muslim-born journalist during the last Easter Mass at the Vatican.
Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi has proclaimed that the Pope’s baptism of Muslim convert a “provocative and hostile act against Muslims“
The Pope’s baptizing a convert to Christianity is a provocative act. But the Friday mosque-services rantings by imams to kill Jews and infidels all over the world are not provocative.