Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Manchester Bombing Will Be Just The First Of Many Until Islam Itself Accepts Responsibility Of Radicals And Acts Against Them
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British authorities have released the name of the bomber who blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Monday evening.
Salman Abedi, 22, was a Manchester native of Libyan descent. He had been on British law enforcement’s radar prior to the attack, according to CBS News.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the strike, which took the lives of at least 22 people and wounded 59 more.
ISIS says “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings” then detonated them, Fox News reported.
Many of the victims were young people.
On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack a display of “appalling, sickening cowardice – deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.”
Queen Elizabeth issued a statement offering sympathy to the victims and praise to first-responders on the scene.
“I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care. And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity,” she said.
President Donald Trump condemned the “wicked ideology” behind the Manchester attack while in Bethlehem on Tuesday morning, characterizing those who engage in such acts as “evil losers.”
“I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families – so many families of the victims.” Trump stated.
The president asserted that the United States stands in complete solidarity with the people of United Kingdom.
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