Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Salman Abedi

Salman Abedi has been named as the terrorist responsible for the Manchester attack.

From the Telegraph:
The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured dozens more at the Manchester Arena has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

Born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.

His parents were both born in Libya but appear to have emigrated to London before moving to the Fallowfield area of south Manchester where they have lived for at least ten years.

...Abedi was named by Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins on Tuesday.

..."As you would expect the police response to this across Greater Manchester has been significant as we support people to go about their daily business.

"Part of this response has seen us arrest a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack and we have also carried out two warrants, one in Whalley Range and one in Fallowfield that included a controlled explosion to enable safe entry.

"We understand that feelings are very raw right now and people are bound to be looking for answers. However, now, more than ever, it is vital that our diverse communities in Greater Manchester stand together and do not tolerate hate.

"We have been visited by the Prime Minster and Home Secretary and we have taken them through the emergency response so far and what we plan to do in future days.

"I can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out last night's atrocity has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. However, he has not yet been formally identified and I wouldn't wish, therefore, to comment further.

"The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network."
After these terrorist attacks, this talk is common:

"[I]t is vital that our diverse communities in Greater Manchester stand together and do not tolerate hate."

Yes, members of diverse communities need to get along. Tolerance is critical in a free society, but not tolerance of hate.

The problem is radical Islamic terrorists are not tolerant. They hate. They kill. To an extent, we tolerate that.

Hashtags and candlelight vigils aren't solutions to the problem.

Expressing condolences and offering prayers are legitimate reactions. I believe that prayer is very powerful. I'm not diminishing its importance. However, action needs to be taken to deal with the terrorists.

Abedi killed innocent children, little girls.

Authorities knew him to be a risk.

This carnage won't stop until we enact policies to rid our communities of the terrorists. Can't we being with the known radicals?

Political correctness gets people killed.

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