Reports are now identifying the suicide bomber who struck following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester as 23-year-old Salman Abedi:
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 23, 2017
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:
5 Days and 2 'Known Wolf' Terror Attacks, Yet No Apparent Concern from Western Govts — How Many More Must Die? https://t.co/bYMXtsh0o2
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) March 23, 2017
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) April 21, 2017
Stockholm truck-attack suspect was previously investigated over extremism https://t.co/3LmQybdfTE
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 8, 2017
Revealed UK terror suspect was deported by Turkey in 2015 trying to join IS in Syria, but UK authorities did nothinghttps://t.co/YcXVNsaw7E
— Charles Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeC) April 29, 2017
While I have been reporting on the “Known Wolf” phenomenon since October 2014, others are now just starting to catch on:
After every attack this same sentence: "suspect was known to security services"… Europe, don't you realize how incompetent this sounds? https://t.co/C3GkdlcnSs
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) April 8, 2017
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:
Dec. 15, 2014: Sydney Hostage Taker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
June 26, 2015: France’s Beheading Terrorist Was Well-Known By Authorities