Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber behind the deadly Manchester Arena bombing Monday night, was reportedly already known to security services but was not judged to be a threat – making Manchester the latest European city to be hit by a terror attack committed by someone known to authorities.
Authorities revealed the identity of the suspected suicide bomber Tuesday afternoon, hours after the Libyan origin British citizen was named by CBS News.
The terrorist detonated a nail bomb at an exit to the arena as people left an Ariana Grande pop concert that had just finished. Twenty-two people were killed and dozens injured, many of whom are believed to be teenage girls and children.
“This was among the worst terrorist incidents we have ever experienced in Find Out More…
Teddy bears, tears, candles, cartoons, murals, mosaics, flowers, flags, projections, hashtags, balloons, wreaths, lights, vigils, scarves, and more. These are the best solutions the Western world seems to come up with every few months when we are slammed by another Islamist terrorist attack. We are our own sickness.
If the words above look familiar, it is because they are.
They are the same words I wrote on March 23rd, 2016, just over one year ago, after coordinated suicide bombing attacks in the NATO/European Union capital of Brussels, Belgium, which left 32 dead and 340 injured.
Last night, another 22 people died, and at least another 60 have been injured at a former Disney star’s concert in Manchester, England.
The targeting of an audience predominantly comprised of Find Out More…
Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.
Since January, around 45 people have been killed by mostly Islamic terrorists, while hundreds have been injured. The only known incident not linked to jihadism in 2017 was the attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team by a Russian-German national attempting to profit from short-selling stock in the company.
Attacks and attempted attacks have taken place in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.
Security services in Britain — population 65 million — are known to be tracking 3,500 potential terror suspects Find Out More…
So Donald Trump screwed the pooch again. This time the president did it on camera, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he made a point of quieting the room and addressing reporters to say this out of the blue:
In the video below, an unidentified passenger on a United Airlines flight was upset over not getting his seat upgraded on his Newark-bound flight and he essentially picked a flight with all the other passengers onboard. The back story from the Gothamist:
United Airlines ejected a Trump fan from a Newark-bound international flight over the weekend after the man allegedly laid claim to other people’s seats.
The Saturday flight from Shanghai hadn’t gotten off the ground when, according Find Out More…
The news that President Donald Trump asked the two top U.S. intelligence officials to push back against the Russia investigation could be the most clear evidence of a cover-up that has yet been revealed, according to panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Panelist Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for MSNBC and Bloomberg Television, said the news was perhaps the most serious development yet and showed top government officials believed the White House was trying to delay, politicize or even obstruct the investigation.
JERUSALEM — Speaking at a joint press conference today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the “evil losers” who carried out last night’s bombing of a pop concert in Manchester in which at least 22 people were murdered.
“I extend my deepest condolences to those terribly injured in this terrorist attack, and to the many killed, and the families, so many families, of the victims,” Trump said. “We stand in absolute solidarity with the people in the United Kingdom. So many young innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life.”
“I won’t call them monsters, because they would like that term,” he continued. “They would think that’s a great name. I will call them Find Out More…