19 killed, over 59 injured at Manchester Areana at a pop concert mainly for young girls. This looks to be, possibly, a suicide bomb, targeting innocent young people. About daily , apparently, others plots are foiled. Too early to say but in general we still allow returnees from ISIS back to the UK- too many to follow. A tragic day.
Yes a very sad day but what is to be done? Stopping returnees from ISIS back to the UK is not the answer as many of them are UK born nationals so no legal way to stop them from returning to the UK. Like many I am quick to criticise the security services but all in all they have done very well and probably better than some countries. I don't know what the answer is and I doubt if anyone has the complete answer. There is no answer to some problems but obviously we just have to carry on and try to keep one step ahead of the terrorists.
Where are the fatwas declaring these perpetrators as criminals? We need a high level number of top UK imams to come out with such a declaration, as we know that the number of extreme jihadis is quite small.
You could not possibly keep this kind of thing out of the media, and we shouldn't try. Whatever anyone thinks, it's a news story of considerable importance, and reporting it is not ' playing into the terrorist hands again.'
It would be playing into their hands if we altered our way of life and tried to limit the media reporting.