On 22 May 2017, a suicide bombing was carried out at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. The attacker was identified as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old British Muslim who detonated a shrapnel-laden improvised explosive device at the exit of the arena after the event. Twenty-three adults and children, including Abedi, were killed and 116 were injured, 23 critically.
The bomber, Salman Ramadan Abedi, was a 22-year-old British Muslim of Libyan ancestry. He was born in Manchester on 31 December 1994 to a family of Libyan-born refugees who had settled in south Manchester after fleeing to the UK to escape the government of Muammar Gaddafi. He had two brothers and a sister. He grew up in the Whalley Range area and lived in Fallowfield. According to The Times, Abedi had been among a group of students who had accused a teacher of Islamophobia for criticising suicide bombing. According to the BBC, “Friends remember him as a good footballer, a keen supporter of Manchester United and a user of cannabis.”[importance?] Neighbours described the Abedi family as very traditional and “super religious”. Abedi, his elder brother, and, prior to 2011, his father attended Didsbury Mosque. An imam at the mosque recalled that Abedi looked at him “with hate” after he preached against ISIS and Ansar al-Sharia in 2015.
Abedi’s parents, both born in Tripoli, returned to Libya in 2011 following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, while Abedi stayed in the United Kingdom. Abedi attended Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester between 2009 and 2011, before going to The Manchester College until 2013 and then in 2014 enrolled at the University of Salford, where he studied business management. Abedi later dropped out to work in a bakery. Manchester police believe Abedi used student loans to finance the plot, including travel overseas to learn bomb-making. The Guardian reported he may have received loan funding as recently as April.
He was known to British security services and police but was not regarded as a high risk, having been linked to petty crime but never flagged up for radical views. A community worker told the BBC he had called a hotline five years before the bombing to warn police about Abedi’s views and members of Britain’s Libyan diaspora said they had “warned authorities for years” about Manchester’s Islamist radicalisation. Abedi was allegedly reported to authorities for his extremism by as many as five community leaders and family members; the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, though, said Abedi was not known to the “Prevent” anti-radicalisation programme. On 29 May, MI5 launched an internal inquiry into its handling of the warnings it had received about Abedi and a second, “more in depth” inquiry, into how it missed the danger.
According to a retired European intelligence officer, Abedi was in contact with members of the ISIS Battar brigade ISIS in Sabratha, Libya. Greater Manchester police has stated that Abedi made “core purchases” for the construction of the bomb in the 4 days between his return from Libya and the attack, apparently constructing the bomb by himself.
Salman Abedi’s family sought refuge from dictator Gadaffi in Britain. They were given shelter, welfare, education, medical services, and protection in Britain. But Salman Abedi repaid this compassion and generosity with a deadly bomb that killed Twenty-three adults and children, including Abedi, and 116 were injured, 23 critically.
The only incentive for Salman Abedi to carry out this monstrous act was the doctrine of Islam in his act of Islamic Jihad. There is no doubt that Islam through the Quran and the Ahadith has influenced Salman Abedi to sacrifice his life for the promotion of Islam by killing 22 non-Muslims and injuring 116 others.
What kind of god would encourage his followers to repay gratitude with death and misery? A god of such faith should be condemned and rejected. Historically, and archaeologically there is no proof that such a god ever gave such a command. So the only logic is that they are the words of bitter, cynical, and rejected Muhammad. Muhammad must be seen as a false prophet to advocate such sick and cruel doctrines.
Today, 4 June, 2017, (With two weeks of Manchester terrorist attack)
Seven people have been killed and many left with life-threatening injuries after three terrorists wearing hoax suicide vests stormed London Bridge.
A gang of terrorists ploughed into pedestrians in a van at up to 50mph at around 10pm on Saturday night.
They then leapt from the vehicle and began stabbing people and slashing their throats in nearby restaurants and bars at random.
Some of those caught up in the attack are said to have thrown pint glasses and chairs in defence.
Armed police were on the scene within minutes and shot dead three attackers at the scene who were wearing fake suicide vests.
Again, this confirms that there men believe that Allah wanted them to kill. Those who worship such a god must have their heads examined. Muslims must reflect upon their Holly Quran and ask serious questions.
The Prime Minister said that there is “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country” as she set out plans to crackdown on terror.
She said that while the Manchester Arena attack which killed 22 people, the Westminster attack in March which left four people dead and the London Bridge attack are not directly connected there is now a “new trend” in the threat the UK faces as “terrorism breeds terrorism”.
The Prime Minister said that the UK must do more to tackle the threat posed by “Islamist extremism”.
I hope that Britain will do something meaningful to combat Islam Jihadism this time.