British soldiers protect the political class. Everyone else gets to play Nail-Bomb Roulette.
LONDON — British investigators are exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was to blame for the bombing that killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.
Investigators were also assessing whether Salman Abedi, the suspected bomber in the attack Monday on a pop concert in the British city, may have been connected to known militants there. Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen born to Libyan parents, died in the attack.
Five terror attacks foiled in last 10 weeks as security services hit back over accusations of blunders
The security services have foiled five attacks in the past two months since the Westminster attack, a senior Whitehall source has said.
Defending against accusations that MI5 had been repeatedly warned the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was dangerous, the source outlined the scale of the job facing counter-terrorism officials.
The source said MI5 is currently managing 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest at any one time.
The source said: “Where former subjects of interest show sufficient risk of reengaging in terrorism, MI5 can consider reopening the investigation, but this process inevitably relies on difficult professional judgments based on partial information.”
The bomb that killed 22 people in Manchester on Monday was the most sophisticated device set off in Britain since attacks by the IRA, it emerged today.
The explosive, which was packed in a £20 Karrimor backpack and taken to the Manchester Arena by suicide bomber Salman Abedi, was probably made by a team of professionals and could have been triggered remotely, investigators believe.
Photos of bloodstained fragments of the device leaked in the US last night show a piece of the bag which contained the bomb, the detonator and some of the nails and screws packed around it to cause maximum injury to young music fans and their parents.
A network of extremists including ISIS fighters, top recruiters and teenage jihadi brides has emerged from just a few square miles in Manchester in recent years, it has emerged.
Suburbs across the south of the city, including Moss Side and Fallowfield, have produced up to 16 jihadis who have either fled to Syria or Iraq, been killed fighting for their warped ideology or are now in jail.
Salman Abedi, who murdered 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night, grew up around the same estates as a group of young men who radicalised each other, it has been claimed.
There are fears he was part of a wider network of fanatics in Manchester – a cell that once included key ISIS recruiter, Raphael Hostey, who grew up less than a mile from the suicide bomber’s home in Fallowfield.
Jamal Rifi and contentious Islamic Sheikh Imam Mohammad Tawhidi
Prominent Lebanese Muslim figure, Doctor Jamal Rifi and contentious Islamic Sheikh, Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, were at each other’s throats over how easily Australia’s Muslim youth were being radicalised by ancient scriptures.
Illustrating his point, Sheikh Tawhidi, the self-proclaimed Imam of peace presented a sticker displaying the Al Qaeda flag he claimed to have purchased from a Melbourne shop.
“These things can be obtained from anywhere, even online or on the Internet, but when you have stores openly selling these items, with full audacity and creating this Jihadi atmosphere for the youth to put on their cars,” Imam Tawhidi told Sunrise.
“You are lying to the Australian people… Our books teach the beheading of people.
The Paris Agreement could be used to force governments, including the Trump administration, “that have adopted climate-oriented laws to implement them,” reads the UN Environmental Program report on global warming litigation.
OTTAWA, May 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canadians who disavow gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training if the Trudeau Liberals’ Bill C-16 passes, critics told a Senate committee last week.
The Senate could vote as early as May 30 on Bill C-16, which adds “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and to the Criminal Code’s hate crime section.
Dr. Jordan Peterson and lawyer D. Jared Brown were among those warned the committee the bill is an unprecedented threat to freedom of expression and codifies a spurious ideology of gender identity in law.
New Low? CNN Tries to Get Third Graders to Trash Trump
Is this a new low for CNN? You tell us.
“Anderson Cooper 360” aired a segment Monday night where they asked third graders at Swiftwater Elementary School in Monroe County, Penn., leading questions about President Trump.
The show asked the children to comment on the Russia investigation and “what don’t” they like about Trump’s presidency so far, among other questions.
Canada has dozens of jihadists walking free, yet authorities won’t charge them
Could a Manchester-style attack happen here in Canada? The answer, sadly, is a resounding “yes.”
Asking why it hasn’t happened yet is perhaps more to the point. That’s because we’ve already got jihadists like Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old behind the horrific concert attack, right here on home turf. Dozens of them. Perhaps over a hundred.
Dark Chocolate Consumption May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate with high cocoa content was associated with lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation — a common and potentially life threatening type of irregular heartbeat — in a study of men and women in Denmark.
If that’s not good news I don’t know what is.
Katie Hopkins: Kids targeted by terror
The jihad playbook: Why terrorists attack children
Targeting the innocent is common; sadly, perhaps even commonplace by now. Targeting innocent youth brings the horror of the attack to a whole new level. But horror is the whole point, and it goes back decades. One only has to understand the playbook.
Makes dhimmitude attractive by comparison, doesn’t it? That’s the plan.
Portland Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for ‘Stealing From Mexico’
“I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” Connelly told Willamette Weekly. “They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before rolling it out with rolling pins. They wouldn’t tell us too much about technique, but we were peeking into the windows of every kitchen, totally fascinated by how easy they made it look. We learned quickly it isn’t quite that easy.”
Whelp, apparently this interview sparked an Internet shitstorm, which ended in Kooks Burritos shutting down and the two white women who owned it scrubbing social media of the business’ existence.
Desperate Liberals Try To Blame The Manchester Terror Attack On Anyone Other Than Islamic Terrorists
The left just can’t seem to understand that Islamic terrorists are going to try to destroy our way of life no matter how nice we are to them. On Monday night, a bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert made headlines all over the globe. 22 people, including an 8-year-old girl, were killed and 59 were wounded. It is exactly the sort of “soft target” attack that I have been warning about, and ISIS quickly claimed responsibility. Within the last 30 days, there have been 169 Islamic terror attacks in a total of 24 different countries. Last year, the number of global terror attacks was up 25 percent from the year before, and this year we will almost certainly see another all-time record high. But many liberals never even want to use the phrase “Islamic terror” because it doesn’t fit their agenda.
In fact, many liberals immediately jumped on Twitter after the terror attack in Manchester and started warning about the spread of “Islamophobia”.
Anonymous Twitter group confronts companies whose ads appear on Rebel Media website
Hours after this week’s deadly bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., Tommy Robinson, a Britain-based contributor to the controversial Canadian news and opinion website TheRebel.media recorded a video segment outside a mosque in a neighbourhood that has been home to a number of ISIL recruits.
Now, an anonymous online collective known as the Sleeping Giants have launched a social media campaign aimed at confronting companies whose ads appear on Rebel Media.
17 Things To Put In Your Pet Survival Kit
When people get busy storing supplies, reading survival books, and practicing their skills, it’s easy for them to forget about their pets. But if a major disaster occurs, the last thing you want to do is stress out about finding food for Fido or treating Mr. Whisker’s fractured leg. You’ll want to make sure your pets are healthy and taken care of so you can concentrate on other things.
Tommy Robinson in Manchester: “Politicians have sold us out”
For now, everyone knows the sonorous name and cherubic face of 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
She’s the littlest known victim of Monday night’s jihad attack in Manchester, England. Her doe-eyed image spread as rapidly across social media as the #PrayForManchester hashtags and Twitter condolences from celebrities.
But I guarantee you that beautiful Saffie Rose will evaporate from the memories of those most loudly proclaiming “Never forget” faster than a dewdrop in the desert.
Dr. Elham Manea spent four years studying sharia councils in Britain. Talking to DW in the aftermath of the Manchester attack, she reveals how parallel societies give rise to radicalization
DW: The main suspect in the Manchester bombing was born in Britain, as were the 2005 7/7 attackers and the man who crashed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. In the course of your research into Muslim communities in England and sharia councils, to what degree have you witnessed parallel societies with their own set of rules and behavior?
Elham Manea: I prefer to use the word “closed community” as an expression which refers to ghettoized groups, organizing themselves along ethnic and/or religious lines. And in some European societies, specifically in Britain, they create separate cultural and social entities. They function with different cultural norms than those prevalent in British society. And talking specifically about Britain, they have parallel legal structures. Did I observe the existence of these closed communities? Yes, of course. It is a really big problem there.