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Police foil Islamic terror attack on hell fresco


TERRORISTS are suspected of plotting to blow up an Italian cathedral because it has a fresco depicting the founder of Islam in hell.

The fresco, in the Bolognini Chapel of the Cathedral of San Petronio, Bologna, dates back to the 15th century.

Painted by Giovanni da Modena, it shows the Prophet Mohammed tormented by demons in the ninth circle of hell, the place in Dante's Divine Comedy that was reserved for religious schis

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