Of the four capitals of the ancient Roman Empire (Rome, Carthage, Alexandria, Antioch), only the first still belongs to the West. Islam has canceled out all the rest.
That is why in Jihadist published material, Italy is still a target for conversion.
In Isis propaganda, the black flag of the Caliphate waves over the Vatican, and the Colosseum is in flames. In 2004, Osama Bin Laden gave a speech on “The new Rome,” and in the footsteps of the brave Pope Benedict’s Islamic speech at Regensburg University Al Qaeda proclaimed: “Muslims will conquer Rome as they conquered Constantinople”.
Yusuf al Qaradawi, the guru of the Muslim Brotherhood, said: “Constantinople was conquered, but there remains the second part of the prophecy, that is the conquest of Rome”.