But there is no fun in Islam. And Manchester is already an Islamic city where having fun can get you killed. Besides: Sadiq Khan, the Muslim mayor of Londonistan said “terrorists attacks are part and parcel of living in a big city”. Get over it already!
Jihad? Gas leak? “Right-wing extremists”? No way to tell at this point. But Muslim spokesmen who whine about “Islamophobia” and Muslims being subjected to unjust suspicion have no one but their violent coreligionists to blame for the fact that when events like this one happen, people think immediately about jihad.
“BREAKING NEWS: Several people killed and many injured after two explosions in Manchester Arena at the end of Ariana Grande gig as bloodied concertgoers flee in terror,” by Thomas Burrows, MailOnline, May 22, 2017:
Several people have been killed after two explosions inside Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande gig tonight.
Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after bangs rang out immediately after the concert finished.
Bloodied concertgoers were pictured being helped by emergency services outside the gig and armed police were seen patrolling the arena.
Evie Brewster, who attended the concert, told MailOnline: ‘Ariana Grange had just finished her last song and left the stage when a huge explosion sounded.
‘Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit.
‘We could hear the police and ambulance sirens. It was terrifying.
‘There were thousands of people trying to get out at once. They were all screaming and crying. The whole place smelt smokey and burnt.
‘The explosion sounded like it was inside the building somewhere.’
Manchester Victoria train station, next door to the arena, is currently closed and trains are currently unable to run to or from the station.
Greater Manchester Police said emergency services had responded to a ‘serious incident’ at the arena.
Jonathan Yates, 24, from the Wirral, who attended the gig, told MailOnline: ‘The concert had finished and the lights came on almost instantly. There was a bang, a weird bang. There were lots of balloons but I thought to myself that can’t be a balloon, that’s not normal.
‘We were sat on the floor level and it came from the higher seats, people were running and screaming. Everyone stopped and I turned to my friend and said ‘we need to run’. Everyone was running and screaming and then when we got out it felt a bit more OK.
‘I heard five or six bangs that sounded like gunshots. When we got outside people were outside, crying and on their phones.
‘You don’t think it’s something that’s going to happen when you go…it was such a nice, fun concert.’ …
UK: Bomb disposal team on site after explosions at Ariana Grande concert, many dead
If there is a bomb disposal unit on hand, it is likely that these explosions were not accidental. They still may not be jihad, but it’s a reasonable surmise that they were deliberate.
“Some killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena,” Reuters, May 23, 2017:
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number of people dead and injured, police said.
Police said they were responding to reports of an explosion and that there were a number of confirmed casualties and others injured.
“We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming,” concert-goer Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters.
A bomb disposal unit arrived outside the Manchester Arena, Sky news reported.
“It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out.”…
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe” meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely.