There is a new theory working concerning the murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese in Turkey by his "crazed" driver.
The original claim was that the bishop’s driver, was depressed, etc., and then stabbed the bishop to death.
Now the working theory is that the depression was faked to supply a benign defense. This was really an Islamic inspired murder.
Apparently, the bishop was stabbed eight times, consistent with a ritual killing, then dragged outside the house where he was decapitated. The murderer went to the roof of the place and shouted "Allah Akbar".
Corriere della Sera is saying that the earlier reports – avoiding an Islamic connection – were cobbled together to avoid any problems during Pope Benedict’s recent trip to Cyprus, half of which is held by Turkey.
Asia News has a story in English, including this bit:
Establishing the truth is necessary for the Turkish State, because it shows its modernity and ability to guarantee rights, but it is also necessary for the Church. According to police sources, it seems that Murat is offering a new justification for his action: Mgr. Padovese was a homosexual, Murat, 26, was the victim, "forced to suffer abuse." The killing of the bishop was not martyrdom, but an act of "legitimate defence".
Which I don’t believe for a moment.
I had previously thought this was not an act of an Islamic extremist. I guess I was supposed to think that. But noticed how they are veering from one explanation to another now. They are now also using the convenient stick of clerical sexual abuse.
We have seen at least some of this movie before.
This is strange and stinky business. We shall have to watch the news about this.