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ISIS calls the now-aerosolized bomber a "soldier of the Caliphate"

Islam hard at work: ISIS claims responsibility for bombing at Manchester concert venue


By —— Bio and Archives--May 23, 2017

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Islamic State has taken responsibility for the suicide bombing yesterday of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that left at least 22 people dead and 59 others wounded, reports John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Many of the dead and injured are young girls.

Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh, boasted Tuesday about its involvement in the Muslim terrorist attack, referring to the now-aerosolized bomber as a “soldier of the Caliphate.”

“Worse and more harmful is coming upon the Worshippers of the Cross and their friends with the permission of God. Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds,” the statement said.

Police have reportedly identified the bomber as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Manchester resident of Libyan ancestry.

Abedi, of course, is said to have been a quiet, low-profile kind of guy who never made trouble, like more or less every other serial killer in world history.

According to the Guardian,

Even before Abedi was named, several members of south Manchester’s Libyan community wondered whether the suicide bomber was one of their own: perhaps one of the young men who had fought in Libya during the 2011 revolution, some of whom came home traumatised and angry.

But none appear to have suspected that British-born Abedi – a slightly withdrawn, devout young man, always respectful to his elders – would become a mass murderer.


Matthew Vadum -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Matthew Vadum, Bombthrowers, and matthewvadum.blogspot.com, is an investigative reporter at a watchdog group in Washington, D.C.

His new book Subversion Inc. can be bought at Amazon.com (US), Amazon.ca (Canada), and as an e-book at Kobo (Canada).

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