A devout Muslim who prayed every day.He is such an unlikely person to have done this.”Salman and his brother Ismail worshipped at Didsbury mosque, where their father, who is known as Abu Ismail within the community, is a well-known figure. “He used to do the five and call the adhan. He has an absolutely beautiful voice. And his boys learned the Qur’an by heart.
Actually a devout Muslim with that background is the most likely person to have done it. Salman Abedi worked at the Didsbury Mosque for years.
Here is another devout Muslim “misunderstanding” Islam in the exact same way as millions of other Muslims. How did this misunderstanding of Islam become so widespread?
Nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US and European mosques, even as thousands of Muslims from the US and Europe have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State,
There is not a single program in any mosque or Islamic school to teach young Muslims to reject the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam. With the Islamic State energetically recruiting young Muslims in Europe and the US, that is a significant omission.
Has Theresa May instituted a surveillance program in the Dinsbury mosque and every other mosque tied to jihad? No. Which is why things will get worse, not better, whatever platitudes she tries to spin.
Manchester Arena attacker named by police as Salman Ramadan Abedi
Manchester police say 22-year-old was responsible for suicide attack that killed 22 and injured 59 at Ariana Grande concert
Guardian, May 23, 2017:
The man who murdered 22 people and injured 59 others has been named as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent.
Police confirmed the 22-year-old’s identity after officials in the United States passed it to news reporters, apparently against the wishes of the British police and security services.
Abedi was known to the security services but was not part of any active investigation or regarded as a high risk. He was viewed as a peripheral figure in much the same way as the Westminister attacker, Khalid Masood.
The police and security services are trying to establish whether he worked alone or was part of a wider network that helped him with the bomb. Although Islamic State has claimed responsibility, the police have found no evidence to support this.
Even before Abedi was named, several members of south Manchester’s Libyan community wondered whether the suicide bomber was one of their own: perhaps one of the young men who had fought in Libya during the 2011 revolution, some of whom came home traumatised and angry.
But none appear to have suspected that British-born Abedi – a slightly withdrawn, devout young man, always respectful to his elders – would become a mass murderer.
“Salman? I’m astonished by this,” one member of Manchester’s Libyan community told the Guardian. “He was such a quiet boy, always very respectful towards me. His brother Ismail is outgoing, but Salman was very quiet.
He is such an unlikely person to have done this.”Salman and his brother Ismail worshipped at Didsbury mosque, where their father, who is known as Abu Ismail within the community, is a well-known figure. “He used to do the five and call the adhan. He has an absolutely beautiful voice. And his boys learned the Qur’an by heart.
“Abu Ismail will be terribly distraught. He was always very confrontational with jihadi ideology, and this Isis thing isn’t even jihad, it’s criminality. The family will be devastated.”
Abu Ismail Abedi, who worked as an odd-job man in Manchester, is thought to be in Tripoli. His wife, Samia, is thought to be in Manchester. The couple are believed to have another son, Hashem, and a daughter, Jomana.
“Abu Ismail comes and goes between here and there,” the family friend said. “I can’t believe [Salman Abedi] would have been radicalised in Tripoli. All those types have been driven out of the city. It must have happened here.
“But what was he doing, murdering all those people. There must have been somebody influencing him. It’s terrible. He was off his head.”
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