Killer and first victims named in Manchester terror attack

| 23/05/2017 | 61 Comments
Cayman News Service

Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police

(CNS): British born Salman Abedi (22) has been confirmed by the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police as the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a pop concert in the city last night, killing 22 people and wounding at least 59 others. As world leaders reacted to the terrorist attack, Cayman’s premier and the governor released statements here, as flags flew at half mast. Manchester police have named Georgina Callander (18), Saffie Rose Roussos (8) and John Atkinson (26) as three of the victims killed in the worst terrorist attack in the UK for a more than a decade.

The suicide bomber, said to be from the city of Manchester, also died in the explosion. He was the second youngest of four children, whose parents are Libyan refugees who went to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime. The UK authorities have confirmed that the terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and intelligence organisations are working on finding who assisted Abedi to carry out the attack.

“It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the senseless terrorist attack on concert-goers in Manchester, England, on Monday night,” Premier Alden McLaughlin said, as he spoke about the frantic search parents and guardians had looking for their children who had gone to the Ariana Grande concert. “Flags in the Cayman Islands were ordered to be flown at half-mast on Tuesday. Our prayers, thoughts and sympathy go out to the people of Manchester and England as they pull together in the aftermath of this act of terrorism.”

Meanwhile, Governor Helen Kilpatrick said, “We were all shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible events that took place in Manchester last night. As the prime minister has stated, all acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people. This attack deliberately targeted children and young people and is therefore particularly despicable; its intention was to sow fear but it will not succeed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.”

Officials said flags will remain at half mast until further notice.

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  1. Sharkey says:

    Anonymous 11:45pm .
    Don’t be so bloody stupid in not believing that a terrorist attack cannot happen in the Cayman islands .
    Who do the terrorist want to kill when they do their attacks ? Look at the large amount of people who arrive on cruise ships . Those are the kind of targets the terrorist like . Look at how ineffective the Cayman islands Government is in protecting the border . Do we have people living in the Cayman and Immigration don’t even know how they got to the Islands ?

    This is why I think that the Government and you should be watching and learning and making a plan to prevent an attack .

  2. John Downer says:

    Notice how many Catholics or Baptists are blowing up areas? None.
    Wonder why they seem to be all muslim??? Hmmmm. Seem to be a connection.

    CNS: Here is a list of bombings carried out by the Catholic IRA over the course of about 30 years – Click here
    The IRA was largely funded by Irish Americans before they found out in 2001 what it is that terrorists actually do.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thumbs up was to the CNS response. Well said guys!

    • Anonymous says:

      CNS are right. Also remember that these were real bombs and not government drills, exercises or hoaxes.

    • Lost and Found says:

      Ah yeah but they would make a phone call and they didn’t target kids on a night out. The only reason it stopped is because a little know truth…..the protestants started out killing them. Anyway this current madness won’t stop while the world treats the Saudis and their ideology as masters. The Saudis fund it, they teach the imams, export it to the world. Wahabism. Yet Trump stands up and points at Iran and gives the Saudis and the Gulf states weapons! Gee I wonder where those weapons will end up…..

  3. Sharkey says:

    I wonder if the Cayman islands Government is learning anything from all of these terrorist attacks . I hope that they are paying attention , and making a plan to prevent one from happening in the Islands .

    But it’s funny that no one in CI Government has yet not spoken out about and is condemning the terrorism .
    I wonder if the Government will be cooperative in the fight against terrorist organization by cutting off their funding like what President Trump is trying to do with the terrorist .

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t be so bloody stupid. Your fear is pathetic. We are Caymanian.
      Do you think we would tolerate such bullshit?
      The English fold, the Europeans fold, the Americans fold, but the Caymanians never fold.
      Were are one.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sharkey, do us all a favour.
      Finish the 11 plus and then come back. We will be here, promise.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The main issue here is the failure and refusal to assimilate into one’s adopted country / culture.

    Interestingly, this plays out in many places and in various forms.
    Whereas some are by no means explosive, they are by no means less harmful.

    Anyway, after all is said and done, the quickest and most effective way to address these issues and domestic threats is to reassess the foreign policy of one’s country – which is regularly cited as the motivation.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dog whistle racism. How quickly the “nationalist” turns tragedy to assist their sordid cause.

      • Anonymous says:

        Considering Islam is not a race but a religion and Ideology you seem to be out of your depth.

        • Anonymous says:

          I think it is pretty clear that the meaning of racism has changed radically in common parlance in the last 10-20 years or so to become a catch-all expression for “other”.

          • Anonymous says:

            So we cannot even criticize a religion or idology we don’t agree with?Lest it be a nuanced version of racism? You speak of some kind of post modern neo Marxist political nonsense. For one i am not willing to cede the meaning of words and language.

          • Lost and Found says:

            Are you making money from immigration?

    • Night Flyer says:

      Anonymous 10.21am your comment is heartless and cowardly, you are totally disconnected.

      Linda Gayler.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I find no redeeming qualities in Islam. The world could do without.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is highly offensive.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are entitled to feel offended. However the mere fact that it was said speaks a lot truth as this would not be able to be said in Islamic countries.

      • Anonymous says:

        You are free to go back to the muslim country of your choice. We are not constraining you. If you choose to remain among us, we ask that you conduct yourself with a modicum of respect.

    • Anonymous says:

      Says the ignoramus that is blissfully unaware of the immeasurable degree of murderous and genocidal terrorism carried out by Christians to make “the west” Christian.

      Read a book sometime … and then give thinking a try. You’ll love it.

      • Anonymous says:

        The superiority of the western world and ideals far exceeds anything currently in the Middle East. Ecomonically, socially, and ideally surperior.

        • Anonymous says:

          Umm..wrong on all accounts – unless of course you’ve been indoctrinated in western exceptionalism.

          In addition to reading and thinking, try traveling a bit.

          Anyway, back to that small Christian terrorism matter…what say you?

          • Anonymous says:

            Where are all the refugees and economic migrants coming from and where are they going? Huh.

          • Anonymous says:

            Rupert, I cannot believe that you used 10 minutes of your 1 hour of electricity being on for the day posting that racist garbage. We won’t be travelling to your neck of the woods and if we find you in ours, we expect a little more respect for putting up with your sorry ass.

      • Anonymous says:

        There are sanctimonious religious folk that hide behind the “christian” moniker and then there are non-religious people who get what Jesus said.

        “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.”

        Which one are you? If you despise organized religion, you are halfway there. If you hate me because I love Jesus, then I would say that there is a problem in Houston.

      • Lost and Found says:

        All those feeding of the lions. The crucifixions. You can read correspondence from Romans to governors on how to handle the christian problem. Are you referring to the burning of witches?

  6. Sacred Goat says:

    Parents are Libyan refugees who went to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.

    People have the audacity to question D. Trumps decision to ban refugees from setting foot on US soil especially, muslims.

    • Anonymous says:

      For your information this man was born in Manchester, his parents were refugees not him. Dont blame the entire refugee population on one terrorist attack. Do u even know what a refugee is? Why dont you do some reasearch on the horrors of war before you start writing ridiculous comments like this. Im sure if Cayman or America were being bombed, chemically gased, slaughtered, raped you would be the first to try and flee the country just like anyone else would be. Muslims are not bad people! Terroists are bad people! I dare you to try and grasp that concept, your head might hurt for a while but it will you do you some good to understand it.

      • Sacred Goat says:

        Why don’t you do some research of the horrors of war?

        What on earth do you think contributed to this mans decision to blow himself up and i’m sure it was not because of all the times his parents carried him chucky cheeses.

        Refugees from a civil war torn religion stricken country is never a good idea especially when the country is influenced by one of the worst ideas in human history, islam.

        Why are there more terrorist attacks in Europe and why are most carried out by muslims?

        …Because they let refugees in from a worn torn country. Do I know what refugee means? Yes it means trouble.

      • Lost and Found says:

        Ok are Wahabists bad people?

  7. Anonymous says:

    “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.” – Plato

    People are waking up now and can see through the bullshit.

  8. Cecile says:

    Britain is an advocate of human rights and see how the crime rate and the types of crime that is escalating?

  9. Confucius says:

    I’m not one for condoning trump, however it would seem as though his highly controversial US implemented “travel ban” of which included Libya could have negated this event seeing as though Salman Abedi had been traveling to Libya before the attack.
    Although it is an extreme measure, affecting many innocent individuals and perhaps not the appropriate way to deal with the issue, there is some food for thought.

    • Anonymous says:

      the travel ban would have not stopped a UK citizen from reentering from Libya, so no Trump@s ban would not have stopped this

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is why we need to ensure there isn’t another mass grant for PR.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said. You never know who you bring into your country with a poisonous ideology. The next thing is they get status and tear down the fabric of the country that made them welcome.
      There is a word for that.

      • Anonymous says:

        no, but there is the phrase 3rd World Caymanians going abroad

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes its called Islam. But let us all keep our heads in the sand for the sake of being politically correct

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually, the word I had in mind was “treason”.
          The Caymanian people have been very trusting over the years.
          Unfortunately, snakes that have taken advantage of this trust are now among them, telling them that they are backward for having good and simple values.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am more scarred of what foreigners like caymanians would do to the US. How many anchor babies with a mother with a grudge against the US will be the next to blowup miami. Stay in your own god^&*% country and solve your own god^&(% problems.

        • Anonymous says:

          so true, how many Caymanians have already infiltrated into the US and UK by emmigrating there, they should be deported immediately

          • Anonymous says:

            Many of them will, and many laws will be looked at in the next few years of their parasitic nature. Caymanians shoud start getting comfortable with the idea of using thier own resources, that means using ONLY their own education system, thier own medical resources, and thier own retirement systems. Cuba and Honduras has lots of resources and places for you to shop.

          • Anonymous says:

            Oh my God, another illiterate asshole.

        • Anonymous says:

          Greater likelihood of 20 year old White, Christian, all-American, males grabbing a gun, walking into a church and executing 9 non-White, Christian, all-American innocent people who had the nerve to hold a prayer meeting.

        • Anonymous says:

          You US people need no help from us Caymanians.
          You have already ruined the country you stole from the Indians, and guess what?
          You turned it into a big shopping mall.
          How dare you?

        • Anonymous says:

          If you play with knives, you will get scarred for sure.
          Here is my suggestion, read books.

    • Politapolin says:

      You’ll probs get more this stuff if u dont

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