Manchester Attack: The Libya-Jihad Connection - Capital Radio Malawi (press release) (blog)

As each hour passes we learn more about Salman Abedi. What we don't know yet is his exact journey from Manchester-born boy to suicide bomber. The BBC has been told by a Muslim community worker that members of the public called the police ...

Timeline Shows Manchester Bomber's Family's Deep Ties to Libya - New York Times

Flowers and messages of support in St. Ann's Square were tributes to the victims of the attack at Manchester Arena. Credit Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and wounded 116 more when he blew himself ...

After the carnage of Manchester: A new matrix of terror - Herald Scotland

RAS LANUF, LIBYA - MARCH 11: Libyan rebels battle government troops as smoke from a damaged oil facility darkens the frontline sky on March 11, 2011 in Ras Lanuf, Libya. Government troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi drove opposition ...

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 ...

Manchester's Attacker Used Taxpayer-Funded Student Loans To Fund Terror Plot - KYT24

The Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, received thousands of pounds in state funding until Monday's fatal attack. Abdi received funding too when he was overseas for a bomb-making training.

'Forgive Me': Manchester Bomber's Tangled Path of Conflict and Rebellion - New York Times

Flowers and messages of support were placed in St. Ann's Square in Manchester this past week in honor of the Manchester Arena bombing victims. Credit Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi was ...

Weak West must get tougher with jihadis - dailytelegraph.com.au

THE juxtaposition of the Manchester murders with the release of the coronial report into the Martin Place siege reveals the weakness of the Western response to the bloody perpetrators of terrorism. In both cases, the Islamist attackers were well known ...

The Manchester bombing is blowback from the West's disastrous interventions and covert proxy wars - Salon

The Manchester bombing is blowback from the West's disastrous interventions and covert proxy wars EnlargeEmergency response vehicles arrive at the scene of an explosion during a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester, May 23, 2017. (Credit: ...

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 now tracking jihadis with Libya links - 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 ...

Salman Abedi was radicalised by Canadian Ramadan Abedi - The Times (subscription)

The father of the Manchester suicide bomber was an associate of an extremist Canadian-Libyan preacher who is believed to have radicalised his son. Ramadan Abedi, who is in prison in Tripoli, regularly met Abdul-Baset Ghwela, who US officials believe ...

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 ...

Ariana Grande Cancels All Concerts Until June 5 - AppsforPCdaily

"Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together", the statement said. "It seems likely, possible, that he wasn't doing this on his own so the intelligence services and the police are pursuing their leads in order to ...

I fought in Libya: Please don't call us terrorists - Middle East Eye

You cannot compare IS's aims to ours: They're fighting for chaos; we fought for peace. I fought in Libya against the oppressor Muammar Gaddafi. I think what I and others did was for a worthy cause. It certainly was not terrorism. For 41 years Libyans ...

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 ...