Reports are now identifying the suicide bomber who struck following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester as 23-year-old Salman Abedi:
And ISIS has claimed credit for the attack:
As with virtually all Western terror attacks (as I've reported many times here at PJ Media -- see below), this appears to be yet another case of "Known Wolf" terrorism. The suspected bomber had been known to authorities beforehand.
In this case, as in so many others, he apparently had been deemed not a threat:
The "Known Wolf" terrorism problem has become so ubiquitous in these Western terror cases that it has become the rule, not the exception:
While I have been reporting on the "Known Wolf" phenomenon since October 2014, others are now just starting to catch on:
The UK's parliamentary elections are in just a few weeks, and undoubtedly Prime Minister May's opposition will try to capitalize on last night's security failure.
But has any major Western political party made the problem of "Known Wolf" terrorism an issue?
Back in March, after two "Known Wolf" terror attacks in only five days, I asked here how many more have to die before Western authorities begin to address the issue. The resounding answer has been: many more.
Sadly, I'll have to continue updating the ever-growing list of "Known Wolf" terror attacks:
Oct. 24, 2014:
‘Lone Wolf’ or ‘Known Wolf’: The Ongoing Counter-Terrorism Failure
Dec. 15, 2014:
Sydney Hostage Taker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
Jan. 7, 2015: Paris Terror Attack Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
Feb. 3, 2015: French Police Terror Attacker Yesterday Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
Feb. 15, 2015: Copenhagen Killer Was yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
Feb. 26, 2015: Islamic State Beheader ‘Jihadi John’ Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
Apr. 22, 2015: Botched Attack on Paris Churches Another Case of “Known Wolf” Terrorism
May 4, 2015: Texas Attack Is Yet Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
June 26, 2015: France’s Beheading Terrorist Was Well-Known By Authorities
July 16, 2015: Report: Chattanooga Jihadist Was Yet Another ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorist, Anonymous Feds Dispute
Aug. 22, 2015: European Train Attacker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorism
Oct 14, 2015: Yet Again: Turkey, Israel Terror Attacks Committed by "Known Wolves"
Nov 14, 2015: One Paris Attacker Was Previously Known to Authorities, Marks Fifth 'Known Wolf" Attack in France This Year
Feb 16, 2016: Machete Attack in Ohio Yet Another Case of 'Known Wolf' Terrorism
May 16, 2016: News Reports Yet Another Case of 'Known Wolf' U.S. Terrorists
June 12, 2016: Orlando Night Club Attack by "Known Wolf" Terrorist Previously Investigated by FBI
July 14, 2016: Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate "Known Wolf" Terrorism Problem
July 26, 2016: ISIS Suspect in Normandy Priest's Killing Already Known to French Authorities
August 10, 2016: Canadian 'Known Wolf' Terrorist Planned Suicide Bombing of Major City, Killed in Overnight Police Operation
August 19, 2016: Man Who Stabbed Rabbi Thursday in Strasbourg, France Involved in Prior Attack
Sept. 20, 2016: NY-NJ Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami Already Known to Law Enforcement Authorities
Sept. 28, 2016: "Known Wolf" SCANDAL: In at Least 12 of the 14 Terror Attacks Under Obama, FBI Already Knew Attackers
Dec. 21, 2016: Suspect Sought for Deadly Berlin Terror Attack, Anis Amri, Yet Another Known Wolf
March 23, 2017: Five Days and Two 'Known Wolf' Terror Attacks, Yet No Apparent Concern From Western Governments
March 26, 2017: '60 Minutes' Whitewashes Massive FBI Failure in 2015 ISIS Texas Terror Attack