Friday February 20, 2015
ISIS terror threats, sets its sights on Rome
When the militant group ISIS released its latest video last weekend, the mass beheading of 21 Egyptians on a Libyan beach made headlines around the world.
But the video also contained a warning that ISIS is not far from Italy's capital city - and vowed that they were coming to take Rome. It's not the first time ISIS has threatened Italy.
Last fall the group threatened the life of Pope Francis, and raised the spectre of raising a black ISIS flag over the Vatican. The latest warning has Italy on high alert with the country's Interior minister calling on NATO to intervene — quote — "for the future of the Western World."
Loretta Napoleon is an economist and political analyst Joining and author of "The Islamist Phoenix."
Claudia Gazzini has been watching the ISIS threat from inside Libya. She is the Tripoli-based senior analyst on Libya for the International Crisis Group.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sonya Buyting and Howard Goldenthal.
Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya - The Daily Beast