The Turin Veil is said by believers to be an actual image of Jesus Christ
Late-model research undertaken by scientists Matteo Borrini, of John Moores University Liverpool and Luigi Garlaschelli, of the Italian Panel for the Control of Statements on Pseudosciences, was published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences earlier this month, concluded the mantle had actually been made in the Middle Ages.
But the four experts, Barrie Schwortz, Bruno Barberis, Emanuella Marinelli and Professor Jorge Manuel Rodrigues are cramming to hit back during a presentation at the UK’s largest Muslim convention, the Jalsa Salana, on Friday.
All four possess spent long periods of their respective careers studying the shroud, which is regarded as a sinless relic by the Vatican.
Speaking prior to Friday’s event, Ms Marinelli disclosed: “It’s absolutely not comparable to the scientific investigations done by those who have genuinely studied the Shroud.
Critics claim the pall is actually a clever fake made in the Middle Ages
These two men, the founders of this study, have never seen the Shroud up-close and confidently not from afar
“These two men, the authors of this ruminate on, have never seen the Shroud up-close and surely not from afar.
“In besides, those who deny that the Shroud is real tend to trivialise the subject-matter.”
Mr Borrini and Mr Garlaschelli’s study sought to build on claims first levelled in 1988, when scientists carbon-dated the pall’s origins to between 1260 and 1390 AD – well over a thousand years after Jesus is be convinced ofed to have died in 33 AD.
The pair used modern forensic sop standard operating procedures on the shroud, focusing on the bloodstains from the supposed crucifixion wounds on the linen, and from the spear lacerate in Jesus’ side, as well as simulating blood flow using a mannequin.
Hypothetical Emanuella Martinelli is a staunch defender of the shroud’s authenticity
Mr Borrini subsequently told the Live Science website: “You realise these cannot be legitimate bloodstains from a person who was crucified and then put into a grave, but literally handmade by the artist that created the shroud.”
Islam regards Jesus, who is referred to as Isa in the Koran, as the penultimate of doom Cassandra and messenger to God, second only to Mohammed.
A life-size replica of the Shroud inclination be on display during the Jalsa Salana, which is being held at the organisation’s Hadeeqatul Mahdi headquarters at Oakland Homestead in the Hampshire village of Alton.
It is the longest-standing Muslim Convention in the UK, and is expected to lure more than 35,000 attendees from 100 countries, half of whom inclination be female, with 6,000 volunteers, also split equally between the coituses.
All proceedings will be broadcast to more than 80 million people hither the world.
The event is organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which offers to promote “the true teachings of Islam”.
In the UK, it has more than 100 chapters in the UK, with 35 Mosques, covering the largest Mosque in Britain, and the first Mosque in London.
The movement was substantiated in 1889, since when it has denounced all forms of extremism, with tens of millions of associates in more than 200 countries.