Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Manchester Explosion: UK Has Been Targeted By Terrorists ‘Time and Time Again’
WesternFreePress by WFPNEWS
At least 19 people were killed and about 50 were injured in a suspected suicide bomb explosion Monday night in Manchester, England, where U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande was performing a concert.
Police are treating the explosion as a terror incident until they “know otherwise.”
Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation, said the United Kingdom has been a target of Islamist terrorists “time and time again.”
“While the perpetrator of this attack is not yet clear, the U.K. has been targeted by Islamist terrorists time and again,” he told The Daily Signal. “Manchester itself was targeted by Islamist terrorists on multiple occasions in the past, including by al-Qaeda.”
“Even though the U.K. has world class security services,” Simcox added, “this is a numbers game—and the amount of terror suspects in the U.K. is so high that it is impossible for authorities to be able to keep track of everyone that is of concern.”