2010-02-12 14:39:00

Attempted Bush assassin adopts Islam

Tbilisi, February 12, Interfax - Tbilisi resident, Vladimir Arutyunyan , sentenced to life imprisonment for attempting to assassinate then acting USA President George Bush in 2005, adopted Islam in prison.

He grew a beard and learned Arabic. Earlier Arutyuynyan was a parishioner of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Gruzia Online website reports.

In May 2005, Arutyuynyan threw a grenade towards Bush who was visiting Tbilisi, but it failed to go off. Several days later, during operation on his detention, the terrorist killed a police officer.