VATICAN CITY - Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by a large raven.
The doves were pounced on right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace on Sunday. The doves lost some feathers, as they broke free from the raven that injured itself as it flew into the palace wall. Tens of thousands of the faithful watched in disbelief as the event occurred.
The dove, a symbol of peace for centuries, has been repeatedly attacked during the last century, particularly in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, El Salvador and Iraq. In more recent years, mad, religious zealots identified with a small percentage of the Islamic religion have terrorized her.
This appears to be the case in the incident in the Vatican. Italian police arrested Muhammad al -Moron and Ali bin Karzi, later identified as al-Qaeda members, after finding them carrying a large bird cage just outside St. Peter's Square.
Interviewed by El Figaro Press at the police station the zealots stated that they were in Rome to "war for peace."
"The raven will tear to shreds the dove, the Western non-believers symbol of peace. When the dove is dead, along with millions of infidels, the peaceful Caliphate of Allah will rule over all the world," said bin Karzi as saliva dripped into his drool cup.
"The raven is a symbol of Allah's wrath occasioned by women driving cars, baring their arms in public and getting educations. The infidel pope advocates such things. He is the Great Satan," said al-Moron.