2017/05/24 – Lounging on a Libyan beach with his childhood mates, the cannabis-smoking teenager who went on to slaughter 22 people in Manchester Arena attack after being radicalised and ‘receiving secret terror training in Syria’ – UK Daily Mail
But a senior US intelligence official claimed today that members of his own family had warned police that he was ‘dangerous’.
UK border checks were branded a ‘shambles’ after it emerged the suicide bomber had travelled to ISIS strongholds Syria and Libya before being able to come ‘straight through’ to Britain.
Last night it emerged he had only just returned from war-torn Libya before launching his horrific attack and was seen as the ‘face of hate’ among some neighbours.
British-born Abedi had spent time in a conflict zone – possibly Syria – before slaughtering 22 in a suicide bomb atrocity at Manchester Arena on Monday night, it has been claimed.
A friend of Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, said the attacker had returned from a three-week trip to Libya – also an ISIS hotbed – just days ago. He is understood to have made regular journeys to the North African country in recent years.
Please note that this is the exact reason for Trump’s travel ban. It’s not a Muslim ban, but it takes into account the locations where people are being trained to be suicide bombers.
This article is included in the Manchester Context thread.