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How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?

The FC “Manchester United” won in the European League on a recent day. However, there is another reason why the city of Manchester is in the headlines of newspaper. This time it is for a tragic reason. It is the largest terrorist attack since the tragedy in London metro and a bus 12 years ago. By the way, the bloody events which happened 12 years ago were the first in Western Europe to be committed by Islamist suicide bombers.

The British say that my home is my castle. For any British person these are not only words but an essential part of the mentality. They are also used to the fact that nothing happens in Britain, everything happens on the other side of the English Channel. And here it is, the 22nd of May in Manchester. Hardly had the concert at the stadium finished when a blast was heard. Panic, madness, fear.

The police will then say that it is good that people managed to avoid trampling. Otherwise, there would be more victims. As a result 22 people died. However, one thing is certain, Islamists managed to get through to Britain. The next morning after the attack a well-known British newspaper is released with a photo of a killed girl and with a headline “Now they kill our small girls”.

Paul Nuttall, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP):
Our party said many times before that Islam is cancer of our society. I won’t apologize for these words, because it is tumor, which must be removed. They come and rape women and they do not get any punishment for that. Radical Islamists engendered hatred in British streets, and the events in Manchester only proved it.

Theresa May, Prime Minister of Great Britain:
The level of terrorist threat remains critical, another terrorist attack is inevitable. Army men and police will be controlling the situation in the streets. Together with NATO Britain will be working on combating the terrorist evil.

The suspicion fell on a 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The young man lived in Britain from the very childhood and when he experienced a comedown from the Western society he decided to commit a terrorist attack. He was preparing the act during a whole year, constructed bombs himself- a workshop was found in his flat. Abedi was making bombs for his accomplices as well. Their location is unknown. However, the father of the young man, who was an extremist in the past himself, doesn’t believe that his son could do that.

Ramadan Abedi, father of the suspect:
Salman studied at the College of Manchester and he was not interested in extremist ideology and certainly did not partake in Islamist organizations. I talked to him a couple of days ago and everything was fine. I am sure that it was not him and the special forces are trying to frame up the case against Libyans.

How did it happen? The famous MI5 kept Abedi under control; however, he was cleared of suspicion six months ago. He was one of the 3,000 people. Experts call it the “Islamic State effect”, when it is not the Islamists themselves who commit the attack, but the people who are inspired by their organization.

The positions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are losing their positions; the organization loses financing and leaders as well. In three years’ time the organization may become history, but deathly history though.

Words of condolences are addressed to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II from all over the words. Alexander Lukashenko expressed condolences to the British Monarch as well. The Queen visited the injured in the attack children.

The situation in Manchester showed that a rapid solution to the problem is needed, rather than the announcements of the G7 leaders’ on combating terrorism.

How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?