An Overview on the Manchester Bombing

Late Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the unthinkable happened. As the anticipated concert came to a close, a loud bang erupted from the back of the auditorium. Frightened, over 2,000 young men and women frantically looked for an exit, and seeing their fellow concert goers covered in blood, injured, or possibly dead. It has been confirmed that so far Twenty-two people have died (including an eight-year-old girl), about fifty injured, and many missing. I'm sure many can guess who, or what, was and is behind all of this, and that's terrorism. Someone saw this concert as an easy target because of the vulnerability of the people there, low security, and thus would be able to strap a nail bomb to himself and blow the place (and themselves) up, and all that, for what exactly?

 Mourners gather at St. Ann's Square in Manchester

Mourners gather at St. Ann's Square in Manchester

ISIS has officially taken responsibility for the attack, and the perpetrator has been identified as Salman Abedi, who is believed to have been radicalized following a trip to Syria. A twenty-three-year-old man has also been arrested for assistance in the attack, and as more and more information is put together over the course of the weeks to come, updates will explain why another attack premised off of the ideology of radicalized Islam has occurred. This attack is yet another example of why Europe needs to get it together, and after this truly devastating event, where even a second bomb threat is supposedly trying to be resolved, I think the U.K will start the trend. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the threat levels, seeing that this has been the worst attack in Britain since 2005. Those in the U.K are prepared for another attack, something no country should have to go through. Hopefully, this will be put to an end, and no more lives taken by those, what Trump refers to as, "evil losers".