Remember when everyone freaked the fuck out because Donald Trump stated in an interview that when you have a terrorist attack you have to “go after their families”?
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.
What’s more, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to Fox News that Salman Abedi spent three weeks in Libya prior to the Manchester bombing, returning to England just days before the Ariana Grande concert Monday, when he launched his attack at the concert venue.
Salman’s mother, Samia Tabbal, is believed 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.
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.
I seem to recall the shitlibs stating that Trump’s words were a war crime and that you never go after the families. Here’s why “going after them” or rather questioning them is absolutely necessary.
The Western world has spent the last couple of decades bombing the shit out of the Middle East then thought it was a good idea to give people from the very countries they’ve been bombing a free pass to enter their own countries. So who can really feign surprise when these terrorists have entire cells of family networks who are known to have questionable allegiances?
When a white kid shoots up a school, I think the parents should be questioned.
When a black kid gets involved in a gang war and people get shot, I think the parents should be questioned.
When an Arab kid blows himself to pieces with a nail bomb and kills a bunch of little girls attending an Ariana Grande concert, I think the parents should be questioned.
Back when I was a kid watching CSI, that was just a normal part of the investigative process. But now the shitlibs are calling it racism.
First, Islam isn’t a race… you utter freaking morons!
And now the Manchester police are shocked…SHOCKED… that people think they’re not handling the investigation well because they’re more interested in targeting their citizens who speak out against the Islam.
We grew up with CSI, Law and Order, 24, Blue Bloods, and countless other shows that give us a false sense of how the after math of investigations works. So we might not have a clear idea of how it goes. But something tells me that questioning the parents is always in the top five on that list of first things to do.