As Great Britain recovers from the horrific bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, new details are emerging about the killer and they’re making British authorities look incompetent, at best.
We previously reported that the 22-year-old homicide bomber had been on the radar for a time, and even had “proven” ties to the Islamic State terror group. Despite his apparent connections to extremist Muslims, authorities still failed to stop the heinous attack, likely due to being handcuffed by PC culture.
However, now the plot thickens, and a U.S. intelligence source has revealed that not only were British authorities warned that the bomber was “dangerous,” his own parents tried turning him in because they believed him to be a threat.
And this was five years ago…
From the Daily Mail:
Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted today that the 22-year-old was ‘known’ to the security services ‘up to a point’.
Meanwhile, the government is under pressure to toughen up ‘shambolic’ border checks that mean jihadis returning to Britain from ISIS battlefields are not challenged.
As a picture began to emerge of the 22-year-old behind the atrocity in Manchester, a community worker told the BBC two people who knew Abedi at college had called the counter-terror hotline raising concerns.
They are said to have told police around five years ago that the student was ‘supporting terrorism’ and had expressed the view that ‘being a suicide bomber was OK’.
Meanwhile, a US intelligence official told NBC members of Abedi’s own family had informed on him in the past.
The official said the bomb he used was so ‘big and sophisticated’, including materials hard to obtain in Britain, that it was ‘almost impossible to see he didn’t have help’.
Abedi was apparently identified by a bank card found in his pocket at the scene of the explosion, with his name then confirmed by facial recognition technology.
The latest leaks out of the US will infuriate ministers, who have been trying to keep details of the investigation under wraps.
Now we know why they’re keeping it under wraps. To say they dropped the ball would be the understatement of the century.
They totally missed what should have been the most obvious case of potential terrorism to anyone with half of a brain. It makes you wonder why go to such great lengths to spy on everyone if spying on them does absolutely nothing to protect them?
Or worse yet, did authorities know he was going to attack but let it happen anyway? While that may seem like a conspiracy, it would be a more plausible explanation than they simply forgot about him or didn’t think he was a threat, despite being warned he was a threat by his own mother.