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  • PM Theresa May raises UK threat level to 'critical'

    05/23/2017 1:52:18 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 72 replies
    ITV ^ | Tue 23 May 2017
    The UK's terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, meaning an attack is considered imminent. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the decision from Downing Street. The move means that military personnel could be deployed to support armed police officers. "It is a possibility that we cannot ignore that there a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," Mrs May said. She said that the threat level was under constant review. "The change in the threat level means there will be additional support available to the police as they work to keep us safe," she said.
  • ISIS: ‘We killed your children’. Terror group claim responsibility for Manchester bombing [tr]

    05/23/2017 11:42:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2017 | Ekin Karasin
    ISIS have claimed responsibility after a suicide bomber - named today as Salman Abedi - set off the ball bearing bomb that killed 22 and injured 119 in Manchester. The terror group were quick to call Abedi one of their own as they gloated about the bombing 'in the midst of a gathering of the Crusaders' at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. The extremists released a statement praising the soldier, less than 24 hours after the atrocity which is the worst terror attack Britain has seen since the London 7/7 bombings.
  • Scarborough: Trump a “jackass,” leaked about group “that killed 20 little girls and mothers”

    05/23/2017 11:39:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that President Trump “revealed himself as the jackass that leaked top secret Israeli intel,” adding that the intel that President Trump allegedly leaked was “about somebody on the inside of a terror organization that killed 20 little girls and their mothers last night.” Scarborough first observed that in denying that he had mentioned Israel in his meeting with the Russians, Trump was denying something of which he had not been accused. Scarborough said that was like a man who runs into a police station saying “my wife’s missing and it’s not my gun that’s...
  • ISIS Soldier Travelled by Train to Ariana Grande Concert Before Entering Unguarded Foyer

    05/23/2017 11:29:41 AM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | : 12:45 EDT, 23 May 2017 | By Keiligh Baker for MailOnline
    The suicide bomber who killed 22 people in a terror attack in Manchester allegedly walked straight into the arena's foyer 'unchecked' before detonating his device. The unnamed male terrorist detonated a homemade bomb inside the foyer of the arena following an Ariana Grande concert last night, at the point where security experts say visitors are most vulnerable. Today concert goers slammed the 'lax' security at the arena, and accused security of being 'more interested in whether we were carrying bottles of water' than checking for weapons. However, The Daily Beast reports a security guard may have actually stopped the attacker...
  • Iran condemns Manchester terror attack

    05/23/2017 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | May 23, 2017 | Tehran Times
    TEHRAN – Iran condemned on Tuesday a deadly terror attack in England’s Manchester Arena, saying that terrorism, regardless of where it hits, originates from the same ideology. “We believe terrorist attacks in Iran’s Mirjaveh and England’s Manchester originate from the same ideology,” Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, referring to 10 Iranian border guards who were killed late April in a terrorist ambush in Mirjaveh in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran. “All countries victimized by such extremist and terrorist, takfiri thoughts require to get united to confront such acts seriously, purposefully and sincerely.” A suicide bombing at a crowded...
  • Manchester vigil to take place in Albert Square for 'city to come together'

    05/23/2017 9:50:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 23, 2017 | Adam Boult
    Thousands of people are expected to attend a vigil in Manchester’s Albert Square this evening, honoring the victims of Monday evening's terror attack. 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, where pop star Ariana Grande had just finished performing to thousands of fans.
  • Goodbye ISIS, hello losers

    05/23/2017 9:07:30 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 28 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 05/23/2017 | Scott Adams
    President Trump just gave ISIS its new name: Losers. (Short for Evil Losers). If you think that’s no big deal, you’re wrong. It’s a big deal. This is – literally – weapons-grade persuasion from the most powerful Master Persuader of our time. As I have taught you in this blog, President Trump’s clever nicknames for people are not random. They are deeply engineered for visual impact and future confirmation bias. In this case, the visuals will be provided by future terror attacks. That reinforces the “evil” part, obviously. But more importantly, the Losers will be doing nothing but losing on...
  • Pope Francis ‘Deeply Saddened’ over ‘Barbaric Attack’ in Manchester

    05/23/2017 8:42:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis has sent a telegram condemning Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester, England, while expressing his condolences and prayers for victims and their families.
  • Manchester terror attack: How to change your Facebook profile picture to pay tribute to victims

    05/23/2017 8:15:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Nottingham Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | Natalie Fahy
    Facebook users around the UK - and the world - are showing their solidarity with the people of Manchester by updating their profile picture. The site is encouraging users of the social media site to add a Union flag in the shape of a heart with the word 'Manchester' on the bottom.
  • Manchester Ariana Grande Concert Bomber is Yet Another 'Known Wolf' Terrorist

    05/23/2017 7:16:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 23, 2017 | Patrick Poole
    Reports are now identifying the suicide bomber who struck following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester as 23-year-old Salman Abedi:
  • Ariana Grande fans around the world unite on social media with the hashtag #Arianators [tr]

    05/23/2017 7:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2017 | Stephanie Linning
    Ariana Grande fans around the world united on social media in a show of support for the victims of the deadly attack on the singer's Manchester gig last night. Hundreds of devastated youngsters posted heartfelt messages with the hashtag #Arianators - the name given to the singer's super fans - on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in the hours after the deadly attack. Many shared an image of the singer's signature bunny ears - which she wore on posters advertising her current tour - twisted into a ribbon in what has become a poignant symbol of solidarity. One young fan described...
  • Manchester Arena attack victim named as Ariana Grande superfan Georgina Callander

    05/23/2017 6:38:09 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Liverpool Echo ^ | May 23, 2017 | Josh Parry
    The first victim of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing has been named as West Lancs teenager Georgina Callander - who once met Ariana Grande. Several reports say the 18-year-old, an ‘Ariana superfan’ was killed during the terror attack at the arena which left 21 other people dead and 59 injured. Georgina’s former school, Bishop Rawstorne, in Croston near Burscough posted their condolences online. It said: “Following the shocking events in Manchester yesterday, we have been informed that one of our former students, Georgina Callander, has died as a result of injuries sustained. “Georgina was a lovely young student who was...
  • Roger Moore dead aged 89

    Roger Moore has died aged 89. A statement on his official Twitter read: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated." We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/ Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @MirrorCeleb.
  • Leftists Bemoan ‘Islamophobia’ Backlash on Social Media Following Manchester Terrorist Attack

    05/23/2017 6:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Leftists took to Twitter Monday night to tweet about their fears of Islamophobia following the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
  • Isil claims responsibility for Manchester attack

    05/23/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2017 | Josie Ensor
    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which left 22 people dead. In a statement released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's official Amaq news agency, they said it was revenge for attacks on "Muslim lands". "One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester," it said, appearing to challenge the Manchester police theory it had been a suicide attack.
  • Man arrested in connection to deadly bombing at Ariana Grande concert

    05/23/2017 4:21:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 145 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 23, 2017 | AP
    MANCHESTER, England — Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.
  • Twitter Liberals Worry About Muslims’ Feelings After Manchester Bombing

    05/23/2017 1:13:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/23/17
    An explosion outside of an Ariana Grande concert Monday night killed as many as 20 people and injured approximately 50, but some liberals on Twitter seem more concerned about hurting the feelings of Muslim people. Some verified users are angry at the “racism and xenophobia” they’re seeing in response to the attack, which reports say was carried out by a suicide bomber. While you’re all refreshing your timelines waiting for updates from Manchester, use your time to report racist and racially abusive tweets. — Michelle Sammet (@michellesammet) May 22, 2017
  • ISIS Supporters Celebrate Manchester Attack Online, But No Official Claim

    05/22/2017 10:09:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Twitter accounts affiliated to ISIS have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory me
    ISIS supporters celebrated on social media on Tuesday after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people, although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. British police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande as a "terrorist incident". More than 50 people were wounded. Twitter accounts affiliated to ISIS have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory messages, with some users encouraging similar attacks elsewhere.
  • Around 3,500 suspected terrorists in UK - but powers to monitor used LESS than in 2015

    05/22/2017 9:28:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    Express ^ | 05/22/2017 | Jon Austin
    THE number of potential terrorists being watched in the UK has swelled to nearly 3,500 - but our security services are using powers to monitor them LESS than they did a year ago, Express.co.uk can reveal. The around 3,000 potential terrorists monitored since 2015 has grown after the return of UK-born people who left to fight with ISIS. Around 400 ISIS-trained fighters are believed to have returned from war zones in Syria and Iraq. Despite being on red alert for more attacks on home soil like today's carnage in Westminster, new statistics show the number of arrests, stop and searches,...
  • 'Number of Confirmed Fatalities’ After Reports of ‘Explosions’ At UK Ariana Grande Concert

    05/22/2017 4:40:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 114 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2017 | Breitbart London
    UK Police have confirmed a number of fatalities in central Manchester in the North of England after reports of one or more “explosions” during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening. Greater Manchester Police said there have been a “number of fatalities and others injured” at the Manchester Arena, where Grammy-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande was performing.