Turkish security forces arrested a high school student on Tuesday over the killing of an Italian Catholic priest and Turkish television said the teenager had confessed to a crime which has shocked this Muslim nation.
The student told police he was influenced by cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, NTV commercial television said. The report could not be immediately confirmed.
A Vatican embassy spokesman in Ankara told Reuters on Monday the gunman had shouted “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is greatest”) as he shot Santoro.
The state Anatolian news agency said the student, aged 16, had been carrying a 9 mm pistol when he was captured in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, where Andrea Santoro, 61, was gunned down on Sunday while praying.
Did you read that folks? The muslim killed a man while he was praying. Yup, this is Islam. This is the manufactured “great” religion that westerners are so stupidly infatuated with. To a westerner, if “something” is eastern then it must be good. Except of course if that “something” is from Israel, sounds like Hebrew, wears a yarmulke, or is simply Jewish. Then it is loathed.