In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing that killed 22 people, including children, we’re learning that British authorities dropped the ball in a major way by failing to prevent the attack.
Yesterday, we reported that the 22-year-old terrorist, whose name we won’t be repeating, was showing all of the warning signs of becoming radicalized, including shouting Islamic prayers in the street and growing out a long beard, and it turns out those were just the beginning. Breitbart News is reporting that not only did people around the bomber notice changes about him, but authorities sat idly by after he traveled to the one place on the planet that should throw red flags up for everyone – Syria.
However, it wasn’t just the trip to Syria that should have tipped off authorities that the terrorist was planning terrorist attacks. According to France’s interior minister, he had “proven” links to the Islamic State terror group.
Yes, you read that right.
France’s interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had “proven” links with the Islamic State group.
Gerard Collomb said on BFM television Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that British-born attacker Salman Abedi had been to Syria. He did not provide details, and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.
So now, for reasons we can only speculate – fear of being called Islamophobic – numerous children are dead and 22 families are burying their loved ones because British authorities failed to stop someone who should have been an obvious target of counter-terror officials.
Once again, the West’s affinity with political correctness and deep concern over the feelings of potential terrorists have led to a mass slaughter. Meanwhile, if authorities weren’t blinded by the PC culture, they could have prevented nearly all of the major terror attacks we’ve seen in recent years as each and every one of the suspects showed grave warning signs prior to slaughtering innocents.
At what point are people going to stand up and demand something more be done?