Skip to comments.Bomb suspect's dad linked to al-Qaida-backed group, says son is innocent
Posted on 05/24/2017 8:09:49 AM PDT by Hadean
LONDON The father of the alleged Manchester arena bomber denies his son is linked to militants or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people.
Ramadan Abedi says he spoke to his 22-year-old son, Salman Abedi, five days ago and he was getting ready to visit Saudi Arabia and sounded "normal." He said his son visited Libya a month-and-a-half ago. The father added that Salman was planning to head from Saudi Arabia to Libya to spend the holy month of Ramadan with family.
Meanwhile, a former Libyan security official says the father was allegedly a member of a former al-Qaida-backed group in Libya. Former Libyan security official Abdel-Basit Haroun said on Wednesday he personally knew Ramadan Abedi and that the he was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the 1990s.
The group had links to al-Qaida. Although the LIFG disbanded, Haroun says, the father belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement, the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which al-Qaida and the Islamic State group hail. Haroun says Abedi, also known as Abu Ismail, had returned to the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Ramadan Abedi told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Tripoli that his family "aren't the ones who blow up ourselves among innocents."
The father fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Gadhafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant and eventually sought political asylum in Britain. Now, he is the administrative manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli.
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So the Islamist murderer is a chip off the old block. The shredded corpse of his son gives the lie to this militant’s father claim that he was just a frequent tourist to Islamist cesspools.
Where do jihadis get the cash to travel to the countries that Pres. Trump has designated in his travel ban as jihadi havens? This is certainly a black eye for the Democrat judges in the Ninth Circuit who want these murderers to come to the USA.
A whole new class of Dindu Nuffins.
The fact that he almost certainly wont speaks volumes of the state of England (& the greater western world).
He was just turning his life around. He just had recently stopped his meds. He was denied praying 4 times a day when in high school. Lone wolf.
Did I miss any excuses?
He is simply a misunderstood Yute......
Any non-muslims are NOT innocent to them. That is why they say the don’t kill any innocent ones. However, incidental deaths of muslims is a risk they take in their sick death cult.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its mighty waters.
The struggle may be a moral one or it may be a physical one, or it may both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” Frederick Douglass
BOTTOM LINE: EVIL, IN ALL ITS FORMS, MUST BE RESISTED BOTH IDEOLOGICALLY AND BY “AGITATION” (in the instant case, WAR)!
The alternative is submission.
The ARABIC word for submission is — ready? — ISLAM!
And to those of you who respond that Douglass was talking about SLAVERY, SO AM I!
Its name is ISLAM!!
He needed a job.
A travel ban would have prevented this.
I don't doubt that for a second. Here is a 'transcript" of what their probable conversation was like:
DAD: Hi son. How are things going?
SON: Fine, Dad. I am putting the finishing touches of my bomb that I am going to explode in the entertainment arena of the filthy infidels.
DAD: Well, that's great, son. Do you need any help?
SON: Actually, I could use some advice. Should I fill it only with nails, or should I make it half nails, and half ball bearings?"
DAD: Hmmm. I suggest you use a third drywall screws...use the two and a half inch ones, a third of ball bearings...again, the big ones that are about a quarter of an inch, and the last third, use broken glass. I would use tempered glass, since it holds together better in an explosion and is able to tear apart the flesh of the infidels much more effectively.
SON: Gee, thanks, Dad. I think that's what I will do. See you later, I am going to go out and watch the cricket match.
DAD: Have a good time, son. Don't forget your prayer mat in case it runs late.
I understand a parent saying their son sounded "normal" before something like that. What I don't tolerate is "my son is innocent". That is a filthy slap in the face of the murdered people. I can see him saying "I need to see more evidence before I can condemn my son", but not "my son is innocent".
Vacation in Syria.
Family trip to Libya.
Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Seemed like such a nice boy; was working on his rap album.
The father of the alleged Manchester arena bomber is a rabid dog - take him out back and put a bullet in his brain.
I’ve said it more than once.
You have to kill their ENTIRE family. Father, mother, brothers, sisters, and any children above the age of 12. And I would be sending the children to reeducation camps for Christianity. Just to be sure.
Political asylum for jihadists. There are those in the west who have a deathwish for their country.
It was zit cream that made him crazy. That was the excuse with the Tampa teen suicide pilot who had a pro bin laden suicide note.
He seemed like such a good boy. He was just turning his life around and working on a rap album. Where do jihadis get the cash to travel? They get it from me. I dont have the cash to travel but my government sees fit to take what I have and give it to known terrorists. Let me repeat - known terrorists. Islam is not the problem. Our government is. Also the parents who send their children to Ariana Grande concerts are preparing them to be groomed by Muslim pimps. The West is finished. What follows will not be pretty.
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