“The 22-year-old British-born attacker was heard ‘chanting Islamic prayers loudly in the street’ outside his home in the south of the city.”
Not that anyone reported him. That would have been “Islamophobic.”
It’s a good thing we have Theresa May and the rest to tell us that this has nothing to do with Islam.
“‘He was chanting Islamic prayers loudly in the street’: Neighbours of British-born Manchester suicide bomber tell of his ‘strange behaviour’ in the weeks before deadly attack,” by Nick Fagge, Paul Thompson and Julian Robinson, MailOnline, May 23, 2017:
Neighbours of British-born Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi have revealed his ‘strange behaviour’ in the weeks before he slaughtered 22 people.
The 22-year-old British-born attacker was heard ‘chanting Islamic prayers loudly in the street’ outside his home in the south of the city.
Last night, the suicide bomber murdered and maimed concert goers as they were leaving Manchester Arena.
ISIS this morning claimed responsibility and threatened further attacks, saying ‘one of the caliphate’s soldiers placed bombs within a gathering of the Crusaders’.
Police are trying to determine whether Abedi, a Manchester United fan who appears to have been radicalised within the last couple of years, acted alone or was part of a wider terror cell.
It comes as dramatic pictures emerged showing anti-terror police swooping to arrest a 23-year-old man in Manchester over last night’s atrocity.
Separate pictures show raids at what is believed to have been Abedi’s home in Elsmore Road, Fallowfield, where a controlled explosion took place. One neighbour claimed they heard Abedi chanting Islamic prayers at the home just weeks before the concert hall atrocity.
Forensics were seen emerging from the property carrying a booklet called Know Your Chemicals.
Lina Ahmed, 21, told MailOnline: ‘They are a Libyan family and they have been acting strangely. A couple of months ago he [Salman] was chanting the first kalma [Islamic prayer] really loudly in the street. He was chanting in Arabic.
‘He was saying ‘There is only one God and the prophet Mohammed is his messenger’.’
Abedi’s former school friend Leon Hall told MailOnline he saw the killer last year and said he had grown a beard.
He also said the jihadist was a keen Manchester United fan.
Hall, 26, and Abedi lived close to each other in a row of run down terraced houses in the Moss Side area of Manchester.
They later ended up living next door to each other in a nearby street and went to the same school.
Hall said: ‘I saw him last year and he had a beard thing going on. We didn’t speak but just nodded to each other. I don’t remember seeing him with beard before.’
Hall said they grew up playing together on the street around their home.
‘He and I had a tussle many years ago when we were kids. It was over nothing, but he always had a bit of an attitude problem. I can’t say I really liked the man.’
Hall, who was sat outside his home with his sister, said Abedi was a Muslim.
Other family members at the house, who asked not to be named, confirmed that Abedi was a Muslim….
As if there was any doubt.