Manchester bomber Salman Abedi’s father, Ramadan Abedi, was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) also known as Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya , was an armed jiahd group whose members include alleged Al Qaeda organizer Abd al-Muhsin Al-Libi who now holds a key command position in the Libya Shield Force.
ISIS tweets make threats of further vehicle attacks on British streets. No surprise there – of more interest is a tweet prior to the Manchester slaughter which named the Manchester Arena. Clearly the attack was widely anticipated – it is not unreasonable to conclude that many must have known of it in advance. “Today we fight you on our land, and tomorrow on your land, by Allah’s permission.
You cannot fault these Muslim armies for taking advantage of the cowardice and willful ignorance of the West. I have seen the enemy, they is us.
The names of these Muslim armies are interchangeable. Until the West designates the ideology – the jihadic doctrine – as the enemy, not the name, we will lose this war.
It was never about Osama Bin Laden or Khalid Sheik Muhammad or Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi or any of the thousands of devout Muslim militias, terror groups or the millions of Muslims who support jihad. It’s not about any one man or any one Islamic group. It’s Islam. Period. And until we get a grip on that, the West will continue to lose this war on our freedoms.
Samata Ullah, who was described by police as a “very dangerous individual” created online instructions on how to build explosives and avoid detection by the authorities. Those instructions were then downloaded onto USB sticks disguised as cufflinks.