What we now know –
22 year-old Salman Abedi (Lybian), who was known to British Intelligence and Law Enfocement, is confirmed to have detonated a suicide backpack bomb designed with nuts, bolts, ball bearings and nails, near the foyer of the Manchester Arena and the entrance to Victoria Station, as people exited at about 2230 (local).
Aside from from himself – Abedi killed at least 22 and 59 people were hospitalised,including 12 children under the age of 16. An additional 60 patients were treated by paramedics at the scene following the explosion. The attack is presumed to have specifically targeted a venue and event that was populated by the young.
Another 23-year-old man (and possibly four others) was arrested Tuesday in South Manchester in connection with the attack as Police were carrying out raids on several locations around Greater Manchester.
Ian Hopkins, Chief Connstable of Greater Manchester Police has warned against “hate” actions by those seeking revenge, and has asked the public to report any “hate” attacks against “specific groups.”
This comes after the IS claimed attack, when Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge in London, killing four people and injuring more than 50, before crashing his car into the fence of the British Parliament and fatally stabbing a police officer. Masood was then shot dead by another officer.
SITE has translated recent traffic from the Islamic State that says in part:
“With Allah’s grace and support, a soldier of Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester, in revenge for Allah’s religion, in an endeavor to terrorize the mushirkin and in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims,” the statement said. “The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena, resulting in 30 Crusaders being killed and 70 others being wounded. And what comes next will be more severe on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies, by Allah’s permission. And all praises is due to Allah, Lord of the creation.”
My response –
Yeah. I know, I am cynical. Further, the animal that murdered those people in Manchester is (was) of a breed that needs to be eradicated. However – I have no use for that Starbucks beverage name having pop tart. She is an idiot who did and still does deserve scorn for her public lamentations about politics as well as her anti-American rants and churlish behavior. Further, let’s not be phony about what will happen after this. We (the Western world) will have an anemic response at best. So spare me the typical Facebook nonsense. Either you are in this fight against Islamists to win or you need to look up the word “Dhimmi” – because that is the best you will get under the benevolent rule of the enemy.
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