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Italy expels Islamic students: a plot on Pope's life?

May 17, 2010

Italian authorities expelled two Moroccan students in April, saying that they were threats to national security.

Mohammed Hial and Errahmouni Ahmed, students at the University of Perguia, were deported after an investigation into Islamic radical groups. According to Panorama magazine, the interior ministry argued that the pair were plotting an attempt on the life of Pope Benedict XVI.

The students-- who are now free in Morocco-- have denied the charges, and announced plans to contest their expulsion.


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