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  • UK police say they've arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

    05/27/2017 12:00:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Holden and Costas Pitas
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, seven of them children, at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday. "They're very significant, these arrests. We're very happy we've got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about. But as I say, there is still a little bit more to do," Rowley told...
  • US secretary of state flies to Britain to say sorry for Manchester leaks

    05/27/2017 12:09:21 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 27th 2017 | Ewen MacAskill
    Rex Tillerson’s unprecedented public apology in person shows seriousness of rift over intelligence sharing...The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has flown to the UK to deliver in person an apology for leaks by US officials of details of the police investigation into the Manchester bombing. Tillerson, who met the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said: “We take full responsibility for that and we obviously regret that that happened. With respect to the release of information inappropriately … certainly we condemn that.” Such a public apology by a senior US politician – and flying to London specifically to make it –...
  • France vows to help Britain fight terror

    05/26/2017 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies ^ | 26 May 2017 17:34 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron has vowed France’s total support in Britain’s fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European level, in order to do more from a bilateral point of view against terrorism,” Macron told her, in their first formal meeting since he took office. The bombing of a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night, which left 22 people dead, came a year and a half after another assault claimed...
  • British Government Funded Manchester Bomber

    05/26/2017 7:18:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5/26/17 | John Hinderacker
    Can a Western welfare state defend itself against Islamic terrorism? Perhaps, but it will require fundamental changes. The Telegraph reports that last week’s terrorist attack in Manchester was funded by the British government:The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. Why? What qualified a terrorist in training for state aid? I suppose the answer is, anyone can get state funding these days, no serious...
  • Exclusive: Manchester suicide bomber used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot

    05/26/2017 5:51:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 5/26/17 | Robert Mendick, Martin Evans Victoria Ward
    The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe. Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. Police are investigating Abedi’s finances, including how he paid for frequent trips to Libya where he is thought to have been taught to make bombs at a jihadist training camp.
  • Fewer Tears, Fewer Lies, And More Righteous Anger

    05/25/2017 4:41:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 25, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Enough of changing your Facebook photo to the flag of the abattoir du jour, enough of the candlelight vigils, and enough of the #_____Strong hashtags. No more pleas for unity and pretending not to understand. We’re not unified, and we all understand, even if we refuse to admit it because of some bizarre suicide pact Western culture decided to join when no one was looking. Grieving doesn’t work. Hugging doesn’t work. Cowardice masquerading as enlightened passivity in the face of our enemies doesn’t work. Just ask the little girls blown apart in Manchester. Say it. Say it, damn you. Then...
  • Ariana Grande’s Manager Scooter Braun Stands With ‘Children of Syria’ After Manchester Bombing

    05/26/2017 2:17:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2017 | by Jerome Hudson
    Scooter Braun, manager for pop star Ariana Grande, took to Twitter Wednesday to share his response to the deadly Manchester terror attack that occurred Monday following the singer’s concert, encouraging his followers to respond to the attack with “love and joy” and to stand in solidarity with the city and with the “children of Syria.” “I welcome the differences of my neighbor. The wish of terrorism is to take away that feeling of freedom and joy. No. That is my answer. No. We can’t allow it. Fear cannot rule the day.” “More people die each year from car crashes than...
  • Viewers criticise Muslim woman who spoke about 'standing together' while wearing a burka (Tr)

    05/26/2017 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2017 | Stephanie Linning
    Muslim woman named 'Sid' was interviewed by a Channel 4 News journalist She condemned the Manchester terror attack, saying she was 'devastated' Viewers criticised her decision to wear a burka printed with 'love' in weapons A Muslim woman was criticised after she wore a burka emblazoned with weapons in a TV interview about the Manchester terror attack The woman, named only as 'Sid', was part of a group of Muslims interviewed by Channel 4 News journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy in the Rusholme area of Manchester, which is home to the largest Libyan community in Europe. The group vehemently condemned the Manchester...
  • UK Channel 4 interviews Manchester Muslima wearing shirt w/LOVE spelled out w/guns, knives, grenades

    05/26/2017 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    This echoes the double messaging the Muslim world employs when talking to the West and to the ummah (worldwide Muslim community. Much like the Saudi king during Trump’s visit to Riyadh or the Ground Zero mosque imam Rauf, Muslim leaders say one thing to naive, gullible Western leaders and Western media and quite another to their people. Counter Terrorism expert John Gaundaolo (who gave a rousing speech at our Sarsour Protest at CUNY yesterday) explains it: Saudi King Salman spoke at the summit yet he sent two messages: one for the muslims and one for the non-muslims. Americans and the...
  • ISIS tells followers to mark start of Ramadan by attacking ‘innocents and civilians

    05/26/2017 7:15:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 26th May 2017, 3:01 pm | By Laura Burnip
    Full Title: NEW TERROR THREAT ISIS tells followers to mark start of Ramadan by attacking ‘innocents and civilians in their homes, markets and roads’ after Manchester bombing ============================================================================================================================== ISIS has issued a rallying call to its followers for an “all-out war” on the West to mark the start of Ramadan tomorrow. European security services are said to be bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month as ISIS’s followers are urged to attack “infidels” in the wake of Monday’s Manchester bomb attack.
  • Ariana Grande To Pay For Funeral Costs For Manchester Bombing Victims

    05/25/2017 12:58:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 69 replies
    OK Magazine ^ | May 24 2017 13:12 pm
    Ariana Grande To Pay For Funeral Costs For Manchester Bombing Victims Singer reaches out to those that have been tragically killed. Ariana Grande has reportedly offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Monday.An account dedicated to the singer claims that Ariana has pledged to help the families of the 22 people who lost their lives in the bombing following her concernt.
  • ‘Furious’ British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing with US Following Manchester Bombing Leaks

    05/25/2017 9:12:43 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/25/2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The world’s closest intelligence sharing arrangement is in jeopardy after key details and photographs from the Manchester bombing were apparently leaked by United States’s law enforcement sources to domestic journalists, leaving Manchester Police and the British government — who are collecting and analysing the finds — “furious”. The United Kingdom has now stopped passing intelligence gathered as part of the investigation into the Manchester bombing to the United States according to claims made by the British state broadcaster BBC. While British police had discovered the identity of Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester on Monday, the...
  • Trump Promises to Identify, Prosecute Leak Culprits After U.K. Concern

    05/25/2017 9:16:59 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/25/2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    President Donald Trump on Thursday morning met with leaders of NATO and spoke out about the on-going problem of illegal intelligence leaks. Trump promised in a statement to launch an investigation led by the Justice Department into the matter and prosecute all culprits "to the fullest extent of the law." Trump's statement was likely a response to the British government condemning U.S. intelligence for leaking lassified information about the terrorist attack in Manchester. The name of the attacker and photos of the crime scene were allegedly leaked to the press after being passed to the U.S. by British investigators. British...
  • Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack

    05/25/2017 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies ^ | 25 May 2017 13:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former United States President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that he was “heartbroken” by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. “We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester… it’s a reminder that there is great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they’re different,” Obama told a crowd at the German capital’s Brandenburg Gate. He and Merkel had sent a joint message of condolence to the families of those killed in the Monday attack during a...
  • Labour Manchester Mayor Says Suicide Bomber ‘Not a Muslim’

    05/25/2017 7:57:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester has claimed the suicide bomber who killed 22 was not a Muslim, insisting the “worst thing that can happen” is people blaming Muslims.
  • United in silence, honoured with applause: Britain pauses in memory of Manchester [tr]

    05/25/2017 6:50:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2017 | Keileigh Baker
    Britain fell silent this morning as a minute's silence was held across the country to remember the 22 victims of Monday's concert bombing. The silence, which fell at 11am, also marked the nation's solidarity with the 119 who were injured in the blast at the Manchester Arena following a concert, as well as others affected by the atrocity.
  • No “Lone Wolves,” No “Home-Grown,” No “Self-Radicalized”

    05/25/2017 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | May 25, 2017 | Mark Davis
    he post-Manchester analysis festival is under way, with all parties occupying predictable bandwidths. Conservatives are using the concert bombing as evidence of the dangers of insufficient attention to Muslim migrations, while liberals engage in posturing designed to limit the damage to their already flagging reputations on national security. As details dribbled out of yet another jihadist plying his murderous trade in Europe, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) took to CNN Tuesday with his list of concerns. Did they include beefing up American resolve to identify and root out Islamists in America? Was there a call for increased European vigilance? Not so...
  • UK Stops Sharing Intel About Manchester Attack With US After Leaks

    05/25/2017 5:22:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    British police have stopped sharing information about the Manchester Arena bombing investigation with the U.S. after leaks to the media, the BBC reported Thursday. Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned the U.S. Wednesday about “irritating” leaks despite assurances from American officials. Images from the attack appeared in The New York Times just hours later, which was the final straw for British authorities. Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with President Donald Trump at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels. Officials believe the leaks are coming from U.S. law enforcement, rather than the White House.
  • Europe’s denial of Islamic terrorism threat perplexes security specialists

    05/24/2017 4:30:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 23 May 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Manchester massacre underscores complaints from counterterrorism analysts that Europe has fallen into denial about the threat of Islamic terrorism. For instance, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is on record as saying terrorism is “part and parcel” of urban life. Furthermore, London police said in March that they could not assign a motive to a vehicle attack in which a Muslim British citizen followed the Islamic State tactical playbook by driving an SUV over pedestrians on crowded Westminster Bridge. After the Brussels airport/subway bomb attacks in March 2016, U.S. officials said the Belgian capital was behind the times in basic intelligence-sharing....
  • Manchester Can Thank Obama and Clinton for Making Libya A Terrorist Haven

    05/24/2017 2:31:49 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Whitehouse Dossier ^ | 05/24/2017 | Keith Koffler
    The latest news indicates that the British-born citizen of Libyan extraction who committed terrorist bombing in Manchester this week had ties to Islamists in his parent’s home country. Now you remember who is responsible for the situation in Libya, don’t you?