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Italian Convert to Islamic and Moroccan Migrant Arrested over Terror Plot

Italian Convert to Islamic and Moroccan Migrant Arrested over Terror Plot

Two Islamic State sympathisers have been arrested in Italy after investigators discovered they were plotting to carry out a terror attack.

Police arrested the two men, an Italian convert to Islam and a migrant from Morocco, last week before they were able to carry out attacks on Italian civilians, newspaper Il Giornale reports.

Italian Islamic convert Giuseppe Frittitta, who referred to himself as Yusuf after his conversion, had allegedly started to become radicalised in 2017, showing signs of radicalisation after growing a beard and marrying a Muslim woman.

The pair communicated online, sending each other Islamic State propaganda material along with sharing updates on the fighting in Syria.

The case marks the latest successful arrest of Islamic radicals in Italy which has seen several major plots foiled in recent years including a Somali migrant who was arrested in December after planning to bomb the Vatican and other Italian churches.

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