African links have drawn young UK Muslims to terrorism before - The Guardian

In the winter of 2015 I began investigating a group of young British Muslims from Brighton who left the south coast to fight in Syria. I wanted to discover how and why three brothers, Abdullah, Jaffa and Amer Deghayes, chose to join Jabhat al-Nusra ...

As a refugee to Britain, I'm sickened that Salman Abedi betrayed the country that took his parents in - Telegraph.co.uk

My family and I arrived in Britain in 1978, when I was just nine. Like the parents of Salman Abedi, the perpetrator of Monday's barbaric attack on Manchester Arena, who fled Gaddafi's Libya for the UK, we were refugees from a murderous dictatorship ...

MI5 Had 'Open Door' Policy to Manchester Youths Fighting in Libya, Some Joined Islamic State - Breitbart News

UK authorities adopted an “open door” policy for Libyan heritage British passport holders, including associates of the Manchester bomber, returning to the war-torn nation to fight alongside jihadist and al-Qaeda-linked groups. Manchester has one of ...

Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims - AppsforPCdaily

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 both hail. Since the atrocity the terror threat in the United Kingdom has ...

The Libya fallout shows how Theresa May has failed on terror - The Guardian

As home secretary she didn't see the threat from anti-Gaddafi rebels. And as prime minister, from police cuts to article 50, she's still making the wrong calls. Armed police patrol in Manchester: 'May never asked if cuts to the police and defence ...

How Libyan crises could fuel Islamic extremism - The Guardian

Libya is now central to the investigation into Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old who bombed Manchester Arena. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images. Libya. How Libyan crises could fuel Islamic extremism. Economic and political chaos left in wake of ...

Gardaí focus on sympathisers with links to 'terror cell' in Manchester - Irish Independent

Anti-terror gardaí are now closely examining any known links between jihadi sympathisers here and suspects operating in the Manchester area. Officers are focusing in particular on sympathisers with Libyan connections in an effort to establish if there ...

In Manchester, Libyan Community Grapples With Impact Of Suicide Bombing - KBIA

British police say they've made immense progress in their investigation into Monday night's suicide bombing in Manchester. They say they've captured a large part of a terror network operating in the city. Nine people are now in custody. AUDIE CORNISH ...

MAKING POLITICS PERSONAL - WND.com

Can you identify what these attacks have in common? September 11, the Manchester Arena bombing, two attacks at Fort Hood, the San Bernardino massacre and the Pulse nightclub massacre? If you guessed they were all perpetrated by radical Islamists that ...

Abedi was fanatic whose family would not cut ties to Libya - The Times (subscription)

Salman Abedi was a textbook example of the jihadists who have brought carnage to Europe since the upheavals of the Arab Spring. He came from a north African Muslim immigrant family and had travelled to the troubled region. Most tellingly, he lacked ...

Libya: Breeding and training ground for militants - The Daily Star

TRIPOLI: Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, militants have used the country to recruit and export militants. Salman Abedi, the man suspected of carrying out the ...

UK complicity in fostering Libyan extremism comes full circle with Manchester attack - RT

John Wight has written for newspapers and websites across the world, including the Independent, Morning Star, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, London Progressive Journal, and Foreign Policy Journal. He is also a regular commentator on RT and BBC Radio ...

Why Too Many Trails From Manchester Lead To Libya - Swarajya

To fight the current terror threat, Europe has to think beyond standard approaches if it has to stand any chance in this war. From Charlie Hebdo to Manchester, the Islamic State (IS) has successfully completed two and a half 'operational years' in Europe.

The Libyan terror network extending across Greater Manchester and beyond - Manchester Evening News

Intelligence chiefs now believe the terror cell behind Monday night's deadly Manchester Arena attack was a Libyan Islamist network extending across Greater Manchester and beyond. Three days after 22 people lost their lives in the blast, officials feel ...

Libya Provides 'Fertile Ground' for Jihadist Groups - Breitbart News

Libya descended into chaos following the U.S.-backed overthrow and execution of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, creating a vacuum for the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and other jihadist groups to fill. Salman Abedi, the terrorist that police say was ...

Under pressure in Syria, ISIS looks to Libya to plot terror attacks - CNN

Even as the so-called Islamic State has lost territory and men in Libya, it has maintained an underground network of cells in some of the most populous parts of the country. That network, according to security forces in the capital Tripoli, supported ...

Why Libya is still a global terror threat - The Guardian

Still from a video posted online in December 2015 by supporters of Islamic State in Tripoli province showing training of 'Islamic police' in Sirte, Isis's former stronghold in Libya. Photograph: Uncredited/AP. Libya · Opinion ...

Political chaos in Libya makes it a haven for radical terrorist groups - The Conversation UK

Natasha Ezrow does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

How Libya became a breeding ground for jihadists - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

In August 2011, I was in Sabratha, the latest city on the road to Tripoli to fall to the rebels. After months of fighting, there was now a clear sense that the endgame was approaching in Libya's bloody civil war: the trap was closing around Muammar ...