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

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

The GuardianAfrican links have drawn young UK Muslims to terrorism beforeThe GuardianIn 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 ...and more »

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

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

Telegraph.co.ukAs a refugee to Britain, I'm sickened that Salman Abedi betrayed the country that took his parents inTelegraph.co.ukMy 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 ...and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsMI5 Had 'Open Door' Policy to Manchester Youths Fighting in Libya, Some Joined Islamic StateBreitbart NewsUK 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 ...and more »

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

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

AppsforPCdailyAriana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victimsAppsforPCdailyAlthough 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 ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianThe Libya fallout shows how Theresa May has failed on terrorThe GuardianAs 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 ...and more »

How Libyan crises could fuel Islamic extremism - The Guardian;

How Libyan crises could fuel Islamic extremism - The Guardian

The GuardianHow Libyan crises could fuel Islamic extremismThe GuardianLibya 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 ...and more »

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

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

Irish IndependentGardaí focus on sympathisers with links to 'terror cell' in ManchesterIrish IndependentAnti-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 ...and more »

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

In Manchester, Libyan Community Grapples With Impact Of Suicide BombingKBIABritish 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 ...and more »

MAKING POLITICS PERSONAL - WND.com

MAKING POLITICS PERSONALWND.comCan 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Times (subscription)Abedi was fanatic whose family would not cut ties to LibyaThe 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 ...and more »

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

Libya: Breeding and training ground for militantsThe Daily StarTRIPOLI: 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 ...and more »

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

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

RTUK complicity in fostering Libyan extremism comes full circle with Manchester attackRTJohn 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 ...and more »

Why Too Many Trails From Manchester Lead To Libya - Swarajya;

Why Too Many Trails From Manchester Lead To Libya - Swarajya

SwarajyaWhy Too Many Trails From Manchester Lead To LibyaSwarajyaTo 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.and more »

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

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

Manchester Evening NewsThe Libyan terror network extending across Greater Manchester and beyondManchester Evening NewsIntelligence 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 ...and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsLibya Provides 'Fertile Ground' for Jihadist GroupsBreitbart NewsLibya 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 ...and more »

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

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

CNNUnder pressure in Syria, ISIS looks to Libya to plot terror attacksCNNEven 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 ...and more »

Why Libya is still a global terror threat - The Guardian;

Why Libya is still a global terror threat - The Guardian

The GuardianWhy Libya is still a global terror threatThe GuardianStill 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Conversation UKPolitical chaos in Libya makes it a haven for radical terrorist groupsThe Conversation UKNatasha 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.and more »

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

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

Spectator.co.uk (blog)How Libya became a breeding ground for jihadistsSpectator.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 ...and more »