Last night we told you about the horror that was taking place in Manchester, England at the close of an Ariana Grande concert. As thousands of innocent concertgoers, mostly young girls, were spilling out of the venue and onto the streets, an explosion ripped through the building and killed 22 innocent people with more than 50 others hurt.
The first reports were hazy, with some arguing that some kind of malfunction had occurred and a tragic accident had seen several people killed, some by trampling as terrified revelers tried to escape the building. However, that story was soon dispelled and we quickly learned that what had actually taken place was that a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive device in the lobby area just as the crowd began to leave. The explosive was vicious, made even moreso by the victims who bore the brunt of the attack.
The concert was filled with people of all ages, but young school age girls made up a disproportionate majority of the crowd. Early reports said that a group of high school age girls may have been near the explosion, and thus far the youngest victim has been identified as 8-year old Saffie Roussos. Authorities are telling the media to expect many of the victims to be school age.
The terrorist who committed the atrocious attack has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a Muslim man who was already known to authorities but was not suspected to be an imminent threat to the population.
Manchester-born Abedi is suspected of detonating a homemade explosive device packed with nuts and bolts at about 10:30pm, near the foyer of the Manchester Arena, shortly after Miss Grande, the US singer, had finished her performance.
Thousands of young fans and their families were filing out of Europe’s largest indoor arena when the explosion ripped through the crowds, sparking panic. Screams rang out through the venue and victims described seeing smoke and being thrown across the floor by the blast.
The suspect died at the scene and counter-terrorism agencies have mounted a massive inquiry into the attack.
Officers have confirmed they’re treating the bombing as an act of terrorism, and on Tuesday afternoon the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Supporters of the terror group had been celebrating the bombing on social media.
Even though this was yet another terrorist attack carried out by a Muslim man, the left quickly took to social media Tuesday night to demand an end to the Islamophobia that would no doubt follow news of a Muslim committing mass violence.
Yes, liberals cared more about whining about Islamophobia than they did understanding what really just happened…
Don't use #Manchester incident as an excuse for Islamophobia. Stand with our beautiful Muslim siblings & don't scapegoat innocent people.
— Quen Took (@gentlemandyke) May 23, 2017
— 🇺🇸Liberal & Proud (@IzJustMyOpinion) May 23, 2017
Islamophobia is strong tonight on twitter. We have to keep in mind that Muslim friends & fam will be dealing with extra hate because of this
— Lucas Meadows (@lmeadows) May 23, 2017
And there were worse examples. Some liberals shifted to defending terrorism once they learned that it was indeed ANOTHER Muslim terrorist attack.
@SaveUSA1776 I have a good idea. Let's piss off more Muslims with mindless Islamophobia. That should help.
— TheBardAsPundit (@jesswinfield) May 23, 2017
Because the violence committed by Muslim terrorists is our fault. We deserve what we get because we’ve been so mean to the people who are attacking and killing innocents.
This is the idiocy that we are forced to contend with folks. Liberalism is an existential threat to Western Civilization because it is philosophically (in the classroom, the media, the government, etc.) attacking us on all fronts and it is giving aid and comfort to enemies who are physically attacking us (Islam). To defeat radical Islam, we are going to also have to defeat liberalism.