On Monday night, at least 22 people, including children, were murdered at the hands of a radical Muslim terrorist, and upon learning his identification a major issue has been discovered.
As innocent concertgoers left the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, a homicide bomber detonated a sophisticated device loaded with ball bearings, bolts, nuts, ,and other shrapnel to inflict as much damage as possible to the victims. Thus far, 22 people have died, including at least seven children, and another 119 were injured from the blast.
In the hours after the attack occurred, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the barbaric assault on Western culture, and just a few hours ago police identified the man responsible. The Daily Mail is reporting that the bomber has been named 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was instantly killed from the blast, and details of his life reveal yet another major problem that seems to be a recurring theme with these terror attacks – he was on police radar and nobody did anything about it.
From the Daily Mail [emphasis mine]
The bomber – named today as 22-year-old Salman Abedi – was known to authorities. He died at the scene and police carried out a controlled explosion at what is believed to be his home during raids around the city today.
Abedi, the son of an airport security worker, is a Mancunian of Libyan descent.
A school friend told MailOnline had grown a beard when he last saw him and neighbours claimed he had been ‘acting strangely’ recently.
Police raided a house where Abedi’s brother, Ismail, lived and arrested a 23-year-old man, prompting speculation that Ismail had been detained.
The police and security services are trying to establish whether he worked alone or was part of a wider network that helped him with the bomb.
Security sources have told MailOnline that initial analysis of the ‘sophisticated’ device suggests it was made by an expert.
Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994, the son of two Libyans who came to Britain to escape the Gaddafi regime.
The suicide bomber was heard chanting Islamic prayers in Arabic just weeks before the attack, a neighbour has revealed.
Lina Ahmed, 21, told MailOnline the bomber had been ‘acting strangely’ recently.
She added: ‘They were a Libyan family. A couple of months ago he [Salman] was chanting the first kalma [Islamic prayer] really loudly in the street. He was chanting in Arabic. He was saying ‘There is only one God and the prophet Mohammed is his messenger.’
She said: ‘I heard a really loud bang and went out into the street to see what was happening.
‘There was loads of police and they shouted at me and told me to get back inside.’
Another neighbour Roshanay Bukhari said: ‘They are a Libyan family. They speak Arabic together and they have Libyan flags in their garden.
‘There is a mother, a father and their son Salman. The mother used to teach my younger sister to read the Koran because it us in Arabic.
‘They dressed very traditionally, in Islamic clothes. The mother used to wear a headscarf.’
Salman and his brother Ismail worshipped at Didsbury mosque, where their father is a well-known figure.
However others had a different recollection of the 22-year-old. Mohammed Saeed, the imam of Didsbury Mosque and Islamic Centre, said Salman Abedi had looked at him ‘with hate’ after he gave a sermon attacking ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia in Libya.
He said a friend was so concerned that he got his adult children to sit beside Salman Amedi in case he attacked the imam.
So here we are yet again, all of the warning signs were there, yet likely due to the fear of being accused of Islamophobia, people didn’t say something when they saw something. Now, 22 innocent people are dead as a result, when the man responsible was already on the police radar.
At some point, we’re going to have to stop letting the idiotic social justice warriors dictate how we deal with potential terrorists and start using common sense. Otherwise, things like this will continue to happen as radical Muslims become more empowered knowing they can operate nearly in the open without fear of anyone speaking out.