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Security chief says United Kingdom is home to 35,000 Islamic terrorists

The European Union’s counter-terrorism coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, “singled out the UK as having more radicalised Muslims than any other country in Europe,” with as many “35,000 fanatical Islamists.” France has around 17,000, he says, and other areas of Europe, “tens of thousands.”

This is what trusted authorities are subjecting their citizens to in the UK and elsewhere in the West. It is an appalling neglect of duty. De Kerchove also issues a dire warning:

that radicals were increasingly using the islamic concept of “taqiyya” – concealing their religious beliefs from those around them – in order to prevent detection.

Aiding jihadists even more is the abuse of the word “Islamophobia,” which aims to shut down criticism of Islam and beat up critics.

Britain is also home to up to a million young girls being raped by Muslim grooming gangs, and some 85 sharia courts, which are returning women to abuse in “marital captivity.”

Meanwhile, this has been reported about Hungary and Poland: “no refugees, no terror”.

“TERROR WARNING: Britain home to 35,000 Islamist fanatics, says security chief”, by Tom Worden, Express, August 31, 2017:

BRITAIN is home to up to 35,000 fanatical Islamists – with 3,000 of them “worrying” MI5, Europe’s top anti-terrorism official said today.

European Union’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove singled out the UK as having more radicalised muslims [sic] than any other country in Europe.

Mr de Kerchove also warned Islamic State will attempt a cyber-attack on nuclear power stations or air traffic control systems within five years – possibly by paying Russian hackers to break into vital computer systems.

The official, who is in regular contact with security services, as well as terror experts and governments around Europe, said: “The United Kingdom has identified 20,000 to 35,000 radicals.

Of these, 3,000 are worrying for MI5, and of those 500 are under constant and special attention.

“France has 17,000. Spain many less, but more than 5,000 I suppose. In Belgium almost 500 have been to Syria and there are around 2,000 radicals or more.

“I wouldn’t like to put a concrete figure on it, but (in Europe) tens of thousands, more than 50,000.

“We must select those who are really worrying and the most dangerous, and they should be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Mr de Kerchove, who has been in his position since 2007, was speaking in an interview with Spain’s El Mundo newspaper.

He warned European countries will suffer further attacks inspired by ISIS – and said greater measures must be taken to prevent them.

Asked about the 12-man cell who murdered 16 and injured more than 100 in attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17 and 18, he said: “It’s early to draw definitive conclusions, but we know that we need much greater efforts in prevention.

“How do we detect the first signals (of radicalisation), no matter how weak they are? They succeeded in preparing the attacks under the radar.

“We will suffer more attacks. Most, except for Brussels and Paris, were not directed from Raqqa, but they were inspired there. And later Islamic State claims responsibility.

“The propaganda of the organisation no longer requires people to go to the caliphate. They can attack in their places or origin, including on a small scale with home-made weapons.”

Mr de Kerchove said it was vital that European intelligence agencies and police properly analyse the data they collect and share.

For example, police in Catalonia had been warned about Abdelbaki Es Satty, the alleged leader of the Barcelona cell, by counterparts in Belgium, but failed to recognise the danger he represented.

The counter-terrorism official warned that radicals were increasingly using the islamic concept of “taqiyya” – concealing their religious beliefs from those around them – in order to prevent detection…..

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Muslim MP tells victims of Muslim rape gangs to shut up for the ‘good of diversity’

A PROMINENT Labour MP and key ally of Jeremy Corbyn shared a social media message telling victims of sickening sex abuse to shut up for “the good of diversity.”

Labour MP, Naz Shah, retweeted and liked the post from “an account parodying left-wing writer Owen Jones which said: ‘Those abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need to shut their mouths. For the good of diversity.’” After the firestorm began, she later deleted the retweet and unliked the post. Shah has been a “key figure” in trying to stifle reporting about the grooming gang sex scandal.

Equality and Human Rights Commission chief executive Rebecca Hilsenrath stated:

We need to keep the victims of these horrific crimes at the heart of the debate and always remember that diversity is not served by silence.

One would expect better from Labour MP Naz Shah, who suffered a traumatic childhood, including being victimized under oppressive sharia norms. She was forced into an abusive marriage at the tender age of 15. The Guardian once asked about Shah, given her history: “Who, then, could be better qualified than Shah to talk about integration?” Yet Shah is the same woman retweeting that the victims of Muslim rape gangs should shut their mouths “for the good of diversity.”

Many of those working in the diversity industry in the UK — and also at large in the West — have become accomplices in the Islamic supremacist victimization of innocent people. Islamic supremacism proclaims Muslim superiority over infidels and male superiority over women, and the term “Islamophobia” is wielded as a weapon to shut down justifiable scrutiny.

The ignoring of the crimes of Islamic supremacists has become commonplace as a matter of “tolerance.” That includes bigotry against Jews and the State of Israel:

Last year the Bradford West MP was suspended by Labour for anti-semitic online posts.

In one, she shared rants on Facebook calling for Israel to be uprooted and dumped in America. In another she likened Israeli policies to those of Hitler and also wrote: “The Jews are rallying.”

Western ill-informed (or weak) leaders are enabling these gross violations of Western principles. Until Western nations wake up and begin to holds their leaders accountable, they will continue at risk of their societies being engulfed in barbarity and chaos. 

“Corbyn ally shares message telling Rotherham sex abuse victims to be quiet ‘for the good of diversity’”, by Ben Lazarus, UK Sun, August 22, 2017:

A PROMINENT Labour MP and key ally of Jeremy Corbyn shared a social media message telling victims of sickening sex abuse to shut up for “the good of diversity.”

Naz Shah retweeted and liked a post on Twitter by an account parodying left-wing writer Owen Jones which said: “Those abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need to shut their mouths. For the good of diversity.”

Her actions have reignited the furious row over Pakistani sex gangs which last week saw Labour MP Sarah Champion hounded out of Labour’s front benches for writing an article in The Sun addressing the issue.

Ms Shah, who later deleted the retweet and unliked the post, was a key figure in leading the furore against a column written by The Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh about the grooming sex scandal last week.

Equality and Human Rights Commission chief executive Rebecca Hilsenrath immediately condemned the Labour MP last night.

She said: “Ms Shah should know better.

“We need to keep the victims of these horrific crimes at the heart of the debate and always remember that diversity is not served by silence.”

The British-born Muslim MP, 43, who was once a key aide to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, accused Mr Kavanagh of using “Nazi-like terminology”.

She organised an open letter to The Sun signed by 107 MPs demanding action.

Ms Shah, who served on the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, wrote The Sun’s piece was “irresponsible” and that it set “a dangerous precedent.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised her for the letter on his Facebook page.

Last year the Bradford West MP was suspended by Labour for anti-semitic online posts.

In one, she shared rants on Facebook calling for Israel to be uprooted and dumped in America. In another she likened Israeli policies to those of Hitler and also wrote: “The Jews are rallying.”

She later blamed her anti-semitism on “ignorance”.

A total of 20 girls gave evidence during the trials at Newcastle crown court, which saw 17 men and one woman jailed for grooming…..

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Woman Dragged Off Street And Raped By Muslim

This is all according to Islamic law (sharia).

“Prosperous are the believers who in their prayers are humble and from idle talk turn away and at almsgiving are active and guard their private parts save from their wives and what their right hands own then being not blameworthy.” (Quran 23:1-6)

Those whom their “right hands own” (Quran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50) are slaves, and inextricable from the concept of Islamic slavery as a whole is the concept of sex slavery, which is rooted in Islam’s devaluation of the lives of non-Muslims. The Quran stipulates that a man may take four wives as well as hold slave girls as sex slaves. These women are captured in wartime and are considered the spoils of war. Islam avoids the appearance of impropriety, declaring that the taking of these sex slaves does not constitute adultery if the women are already married, for their marriages are ended at the moment of their capture. A manual of Islamic law directs: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman”s previous marriage is immediately annulled” (Reliance of the Traveller, o9.13).

UK: MANHUNT FOR ‘ASIAN’ SUSPECT AFTER WOMAN IS DRAGGED OFF THE STREET AND RAPED IN CITY CENTRE

by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, 15 Aug 2017:

POLICE IN STAFFORDSHIRE ARE HUNTING FOR AN “ASIAN” MAN WHO DRAGGED A WOMAN OFF THE STREET IN HANLEY CITY CENTRE AND SUBJECTED HER TO A BRUTAL RAPE.

The victim was grabbed as she walked along Bethesda Street in the early hours of Sunday morning and raped near the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, reports the Stoke Sentinel.

The attack was only brought to a halt when bypassers heard her screams for help and rushed to the scene, causing the attacker to flee.

Police have issued a description of the “Asian” suspect, who is thought to stand around 5’5″ tall, with a slight build and short hair. He is said to have been wearing a light-coloured top when he launched his attack.

Staffordshire Police Detective Inspector Steve Chadwick, who is the investigating officer for the case, issued an appeal “for information following a rape which took place in Hanley in the early hours of this morning.

“A woman was walking along Bethesda Street when she was grabbed and raped by a man.

“We have already spoken to witnesses who came to the woman’s aid, alerted by her calls for help.

“The area outside the Potteries Museum has been cordoned off throughout today while investigations continue.

“The victim is currently being attended by specially-trained officers and we are investigating the report with the sensitivity and care the circumstances require.

“At this stage our officers are still gathering information to establish what exactly has taken place and we would encourage any members of the public who have information they feel may be relevant, to contact us as soon as possible.”

Police are keen to trace a man who was seen at the junction of Broad Street and Marsh Street South, who was wearing dark trousers and a dark t-shirt. He is not believed to be a suspect, but may be able to help with the investigation.

DI Chadwick asked anyone with information about the attack to call 101 quoting incident 138, August 13th.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Muslim who made rape video of his wife told cops that everything he did was acceptable in Islam

A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).

Another hadith attributes this to Muhammad: “By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).

Yet Inspector Paul Young of the Rape Investigation Team says: “This sentence sends out a message to people who think they are outside the law with behaviour which cannot be excused by any community or religion and we will, where we can, take forward a prosecution without a victim to protect that person and the wider community in which these people live.”

Has Inspector Paul Young of the Rape Investigation Team really studied Islam and discovered that this man’s actions “cannot be excused by any community or religion”? Or is he just indulging in wishful thinking? Hmmm, which could it be?

“Man who made horrendous “rape-video” of wife told police Islam consented,” Cumbria Crack, August 15, 2017:

A 35-year-old man has been jailed for ten years for a sexual assault after his victim, who is also his wife, refused to give evidence against him.

In what is believed to be one of the first cases of its kind Northumbria Police proceeded with a prosecution after mobile phone footage of the assault was found on the man’s phone….

The man was initially arrested after his wife reported to police that she had been raped at their home address and handed police her mobile phone.

The two minute video was described as disturbing and showed the victim, who had been largely naked and in a drug/alcohol induced state, being abused. The video showed the distressed victim crying and begging the man to stop.

Although initially co-operative with the police, within a couple of months the victim refused to go to court, saying she wanted her husband released from custody and giving a retraction statement.

The man said he needed to prove she drank alcohol and slept around and had made the video for divorce proceedings. The court heard that despite accusations of the woman having an affair he had no evidence to prove this and police secured a statement from an Imam to negate this saying he would not have required this evidence for a divorce.

On a number of occasions the man gave differing accounts in court saying the couple often videoed each other and Islam consented to everything that was on the video….

Inspector Paul Young of the Rape Investigation Team, said: “Throughout this case this man showed little regard for women and thought he could do what he wanted to his wife.

“This sentence sends out a message to people who think they are outside the law with behaviour which cannot be excused by any community or religion and we will, where we can, take forward a prosecution without a victim to protect that person and the wider community in which these people live.”

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Muslim rape gangs weren’t probed due to ‘political correctness’

This has been obvious, and widely reported upon (at least at sites such as Jihad Watch) for years. But little has actually changed. Look at the Express headline: it still uses the politically correct euphemism “Asian” for Muslim, even though Hindus and other Asians have not been involved in these rape gangs. And this is the very first establishment media news story in all these many years that actually says straight out that the perpetrators were Muslim. The British press still hasn’t reported, however, and probably never will, that these rapists were working in accord with Islamic teachings regarding the sexual enslavement of infidel women (cf. Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, and 70:30).

“Asian grooming gangs abusing schoolgirls weren’t probed due to ‘political correctness,’”

by Chris Campbell, Express, August 10, 2017:

ASIAN grooming gangs were not investigated “rigorously” enough because of political correctness, according to a former Crown Prosecution chief.

Ken Macdonald said there had been “past reluctance” to look into Muslim men who had been targeting white girls.

But speaking on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, Lord MacDonald said that was no longer the case after recent prosecutions.

The Liberal Democrat peer’s comments come after 18 people were convicted of or admitted offences in a series of trials related to child sexual exploitation in Newcastle.

He said: “I think there has been in the past a reluctance to investigate a category of crime that people might believe attaches to a particular community in circumstances where men may be targeting young women.”

Presenter John Humphrys cut in to clarify which part of the community he was referring to.

He said: ”In other words, we’re talking about – by and large – Muslim men who have been targeting white girls?”

Lord Macdonald replied: “Yes, exactly.”

Mr Humphrys then asked if political correctness had “interfered with the course of justice”.

Lord Macdonald reiterated cases has not been looked into as they should have been.

He said: ”I think that’s no longer the case and I think the fact that these sorts of cases are now being brought successfully demonstrates that those sorts of so-called taboos no longer exist – but I don’t think any of us can pretend that in the past these cases have been examined as rigorously as they might have been.”…

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“By contrast, Chris Gard and Connie Yates were denied any legal aid in their case against Great Ormond Street Hospital to take sick 11-month-old son Charlie to the US for experimental therapy.”

The British government seems determined to appease Muslims and enable jihad terror and Sharia supremacism at all costs. The lot of them, from Theresa May on down, should be removed from office and tried for treason. But that, of course, would be “Islamophobic.”

“Anger as members of Rochdale grooming gang get legal aid to fight deportation… after already receiving £1m to unsuccessfully defend their criminal charges,” by Ian Drury, Daily Mail, July 27, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Members of an Asian grooming gang are being given legal aid to fight deportation – after it emerged they have already received more than a £1million to unsuccessfully defend criminal charges.

There was outrage last night as it was revealed the paedophiles – who preyed on girls as young as 13 – are getting more taxpayers’ money to battle moves to strip them of their British passports and send them back to Pakistan.

The case is particularly sickening because, despite the depraved nature of their crimes, the men are trying to exploit Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – which safeguards the right to family life.

The four – who raped, abused and tormented young girls – claim booting them out of the country will harm their families.

Shabir Ahmed, 64 – the ringleader of the Rochdale child sex gang – Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Abdul Rauf all received hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal aid at their original trial.

By contrast, Chris Gard and Connie Yates were denied any legal aid in their case against Great Ormond Street Hospital to take sick 11-month-old son Charlie to the US for experimental therapy.

Victims of the IRA Hyde Park bomb attack have also been refused legal aid to fund a private prosecution against chief suspect John Downey, 64, who is accused of murdering four soldiers and injuring 31 in the July 1982 atrocity.

David Spencer, of the Centre For Crime Prevention think-tank, said: ‘These men have been convicted of some truly abhorrent offences and it beggars belief that they are now able to run up even bigger taxpayer-funded bills making spurious appeals in an effort to extend their stay in the UK.

‘These men clearly pose a threat to public safety. If someone is born overseas and commit such crimes in the UK, it is absolutely right that their citizenship should be revoked.’…

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Muslim Student Union President: Read the Qur’an, oppress white people, turn UK Islamic

Imagine the uproar if a Christian student had expressed a desire to “oppress” any group, and said that everyone should read the Bible so that there would be a Christian takeover of Britain. But this will gain little, if any, notice in shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britain.

In any case, I do agree with Zamzam Ibrahim on one thing: everyone should read the Qur’an, so as to be informed about what is coming.

“Student union president sparks controversy by saying she would like to ‘oppress white people’, everyone should read the Koran and that men and women must not be friends,” by Darren Boyle, MailOnline, July 1, 2017:

A Muslim student union leader has claimed she would like to ‘oppress white people’ and has suggested there would be an Islamic takeover if more people read the Koran.

Zamzam Ibrahim, who was elected President of Salford University’s Student Union in March, also suggested friendship between men and women is un-Islamic and is opposed to the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy.

Ms Ibrahim, who is a Swedish-Somali described the government’s prevent strategy as ‘disastrous’ and ‘racist’.

In one message she responded to a question on AskFM on what book everyone should read. She said: ‘The Quaraan. We would have an Islamic takeover!’

In another message on the topic of the possibility of friendship between a man and a woman, she replied: ‘I’ve had this debate with many friends! Maybe in some cases but Islamically it’s incorrect for girls to be friends with a guy anyway!

‘So I’m gonna say NO not the kind of friendship they can have with the same gender there is always boundaries.’

In one tweet from May 9, 2012 under the hashtag #ifIwasPresident, she wrote: ‘I’d oppress white people just to give them a taste of what they put us through!’

Ms Ibrahim was also recently elected to the National Union of Students Block of 15 committee….

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Manchester mass murderer used taxpayer-funded student loan and benefits to fund jihad plot

Salman Abedi caught on CCTV camera at sight of Manchester massacre.

Salman Abedi received thousands of dollars worth of student loans. Yet there are still Leftist and Muslim spokesmen who are trying to sell the public on the idea that it was his “alienation” and “marginalization” in a “racist,” “Islamophobic” British society that led him to jihad.

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

UK jihad preacher Anjem Choudary said in February 2013:

“We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not working. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the Kuffar (non-Muslim) So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”

“Exclusive: Manchester suicide bomber used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot,” by Robert Mendick, Martin Evans and Victoria Ward, Telegraph, May 27, 2017:

The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.

Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training.

Police are investigating Abedi’s finances, including how he paid for frequent trips to Libya where he is thought to have been taught to make bombs at a jihadist training camp.

It comes as Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, said detectives had made “immense progress” in dismantling Abedi’s terror network.

Hey, that’s terrific, Rowley. Just 22 dead too late.

In further developments, a barber shop in Manchester was raided with one theory that Abedi may have obtained hydrogen peroxide – a chemical used in the hairdressing industry but which can also be used to construct bombs – from the salon.

Abedi’s finances are a major ‘theme’ of the police inquiry amid growing alarm over the ease with which jihadists are able to manipulate Britain’s welfare and student loans system to secure financing.

One former detective said jihadists were enrolling on university courses to collect the student loans “often with no intention of turning up”.

Abedi was given at least £7,000 from the taxpayer-funded Student Loans Company after beginning a business administration degree at Salford University in October 2015.

It is thought he received a further £7,000 in the 2016 academic year even though by then he had already dropped out of the course. Salford University declined to say if it had informed the Student Loans Company that Abedi’s funding should have been stopped.

Separately, the Department for Work and Pensions refused to say if Abedi had received any benefits, including housing benefit and income support worth up to £250 a week, during 2015 and 2016. It would only say he was not claiming benefits in the weeks before the attack.

Abedi, 22, never held down a job, according to neighbours and friends, but was able to travel regularly between the UK and Libya.

Abedi also had sufficient funds to buy materials for his sophisticated bomb while living in a rented house in south Manchester.

Six weeks before the bombing Abedi rented a second property in a block of flats in Blackley eight miles from his home, paying £700 in cash.

He had enough money to rent a third property in the centre of Manchester from where he set off with a backpack containing the bomb.

Abedi also withdrew £250 in cash three days before the attack and transferred £2,500 to his younger brother Hashim in Libya, who is accused of knowing about the attack in advance….

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IRONIC: Salman Abedi called his teacher ‘Islamophobic’ for condemning suicide bombings

Considering the widespread atrocities going on in the Muslim world, there should be an outcry from Muslims condemning jihad/martyrdom suicide bombings in the name of their religion, as well as condemnation for the religiously sanctioned beating of wives, killing of gays, apostates, etc. Instead, the outcry is against anyone who speaks the truth about these atrocities committed in the name of Islam. Legitimate critics are deemed “Islamophobic,” with the ultimate goal of subjugating truth-tellers and the West under the sharia.

Map of radical Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe.

Little wonder that the budding jihadist Salman Abedi advocated for the use of the widely accepted yet still regrettable propaganda term “Islamophobia.”

Salman Abedi, Manchester suicide bomber.

“TWISTED LOGIC Salman Abedi reported teacher at his secondary school for being an Islamophobe because he condemned suicide bombers”, by Tom Michael, The Sun, May 26, 2017:

Abedi was part of an Arabic-speaking “clique” during his time at the school, The Times reports.

He is believed to have been part of a group of teens that became upset when one of their teachers brought up the topic of suicide attacks.

The teacher “asked what they thought of someone who would strap on a bomb and blow people up”, according to a source quoted by the paper.

The source said the boys then went to their RE teacher and lodged a complaint, telling them it was “Islamophobic”.

The source added: “[Abedi] was a silly boy, not very serious. He was not smart enough to be a mastermind of anything like that.”

A spokesperson for Burnage Academy said yesterday: “We feel the pain that Manchester feels. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Mancunians against terrorism in all forms.”

Pals of the evil killer yesterday revealed his wild youth of booze and drug-taking – and how he was nicknamed “Dumbo” because of his big ears.

Pictures show him grinning in a bar with three student friends and on a beach in Libya, before he is thought to have been indoctrinated.

Pals described the brainy Manchester United fan as “very jolly”.

But over the past two years he is said to have changed completely after a number of trips to Libya to visit his family.

His parents are even said to have confiscated his passport amid fears he was being radicalised.

This week it was claimed Abedi called his family in Tripoli 15 ­minutes before the attack.

His mother Samia Tabbal, 50, and father Ramadan, 51, a security officer, were born in the Libyan capital.

They emigrated to London before moving to Manchester.

Manchester-born Abedi is believed to have regularly travelled to see his family, who moved back to Tripoli following the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

One friend said: “He became silent and withdrawn after a trip a ­couple of years ago. Before then he was a happy-go-lucky kid and always did well in school.

“We used to party together. He loved being around his friends and wasn’t a strict Muslim at all.

“He even used to drink alcohol and loved smoking weed, he never mentioned religion.

“He was very jolly and happy. But over the past 18 months he became withdrawn and stopped hanging around with the people he used to.

“Before that he was so boisterous, always the joker.”

They added: “But as he started visiting Tripoli he was exposed to a lot of things. It’s enough to turn the ­purest person dark.

“And that’s what happened to a lot of young men. they were told it’s their religious obligation to step up and fight….

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Jihad: the family business.

Remember: “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.’”

His father, who has ties to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, is a well-known figure at the Didsbury Mosque. Why didn’t the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims there rebuke him and his sons for their jihadist leanings?

“Manchester bomber Salman Abedi’s father and brothers arrested, linked to ISIS, Al Qaeda,” Fox News, May 24, 2017 (thanks to the Geller Report):

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi apparently wasn’t the only member of his family to harbor extremist views as Libyan officials arrested the suicide bomber’s father and two brothers, and uncovered what investigators called a plot for a new attack.

Hashim Abedi, who was born in 1997, was arrested in Tripoli on Wednesday evening by the Libyan counter-terrorism force Rada on suspicion of links to the Islamic State, and was planning a new attack on the Libyan capital, a government spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.

The father of the bomber was arrested in Tripoli on Wednesday, a Libyan security spokesman told The Associated Press. The father, Ramadan Abedi, had said another brother of the bomber, Ismail, was arrested Tuesday.

Salman’s mother, Samia Tabbal, is belived to have returned to Libya, while the Facebook profile for his sister, Jomana, suggests that she still lives in Manchester. The mother was described in an article by the Guardian as a “very nice woman” who taught a friend’s daughter to read the Quran.

Earlier Abdel-Basit Haroun, a former security official in Libya, told The Associated Press Wednesday that he personally knew Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman Abedi, and that the elder Abedi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the 1990s. The group had links to Al Qaeda.

Although the LIFG disbanded, Haroun said the father belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement, the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which Al Qaeda and the Islamic State group hail. Haroun added that Abedi, also known as Abu Ismail, had returned to the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

The LIFG was founded in 1995, and was involved in attempts to assassinate then-Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi as well as violent clashes with Benghazi police. In 2002, a senior LIFG commander, Anas al-Libi, who also was a companion of Al Qaeda founder Usama bin Laden, was detained by U.S. forces for his role in the 1998 bombings of the American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed more than 200 people.

The group also was involved in the bloody riots at Abu Salim prison near Benghazi in 1996 that killed more than 1,200 prisoners.

The LIFG reportedly teamed up with the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group in planning the May 2003 bombings in Casablanca, Morocco, that killed more than 40 people and injured more than 100. The group also has been linked to the 2004 attacks in Madrid that killed 194 people.

Ramadan Abedi escaped Tripoli in 1993 after Qaddafi’s security authorities issued an arrest warrant and eventually sought political asylum in Britain. The elder Abedi first immigrated to London before settling in the Whalley Range area of south Manchester, where they had lived for at least a decade.

We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.

– Ramadan Abedi, the father of Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi

The neighborhood is known to be home to a number of former LIFG members living in exile, including Abd al-Baset Azzouz – an expert bomb-maker who left Manchester to run a terrorist network in eastern Libya overseen by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Usama bin Laden’s successor as leader of Al Qaeda. Media in the United Kingdom reported in 2014 that Azzouz had 200 to 300 militants under his control.

In a telephone interview from Tripoli, Ramadan Abedi — who is now the administrative manager of the Central Security force in the Libyan capital — denied to The Associated Press that his son is linked to any militant group or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people.

The father of the alleged terrorist said that his family “aren’t the ones who blow up ourselves among innocents.”

“We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us,” he said….

Sure. But are non-Muslims innocent?

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