As the investigation into the Manchester Bomber, Salman Abedi, (the son of refugees) continues, police are saying that it is “very clear” that he was part of a network of terrorists. It has been revealed that Abedi had ISIS ties. He was not the only member of the family with extremist views: his younger brother reportedly was planning an attack in Libya, as it was revealed his father had past ties to an Al Qaeda group. Both family members were arrested in Tripoli by counter-terrorism forces. His older brother had been arrested by British police after the attack.
The 5th person arrested following an armed raid is a female from North Manchester. A total of 6 people have now been arrested.
USA Today reported,
Also Thursday, police in the Manchester area made four more arrests and said they were investigating a “network” as the probe intensified into the suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people and wounded scores more, many critically.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the sophistication of the attack Monday at Manchester Arena indicate Abedi, 22, likely did not act alone. Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said officers have been carrying out “extensive searches” across the city. The latest arrests came one day after the suspected bomber’s older brother, Ismail, was taken into custody.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 24, 2017
Due to the raised national security threat level, Parliament will be closed to non-passholders until further notice. https://t.co/4ZtivqqT8e
— UK Parliament (@UKParliament) May 24, 2017
Police are investigating the probability that Abedi was carrying a device built by someone else.
#manchesterattack Bomber thought to have been a ‘mule’ using device built by someone else. More Govt announcements expected today.
— Frank Gardner (@FrankRGardner) May 24, 2017
One man was arrested early Wednesday who had a knife at the UK Parliament, but it does not appear to be connected.
As Britain raids numerous connected residences, and people claim to “stand together” in “peace and love,” the fact is that action is required to snuff out the radical Islamists who want to kill us. As long as snowflakes expound their lollipop ideas, the attacks will continue. The ISIS statement on this Manchester attack said that they have “more.”
It’s nice when governments light up famous monuments or say they stand in “solidarity” but the bare fact is that without action, those are just words.
“It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.” Thomas Jefferson.
Featured photo: screenshot of British troops arriving via The Telegraph UK
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