Footage of the aftermath of the ‘frenzied’ attack at Manchester’s Victoria Station on New Year’s day shows a man being pinned down by five police officers, with blood stains on the pavement.
Another video shows the suspect shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, meaning ‘Allah is the greatest’ in Arabic, as he was put in the back of a police van. He was also heard screaming: ‘Long live the Caliphate’, a reference to the enclave carved out by terror group ISIS with covert help from the Obama-era CIA.
A witness said he also shouted: ‘As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of s*** is going to keep happening.’
Nousha Babaakachel, a neighbour of the home raided, said a Somali family live at the address.
She said the couple have two sons are at university, one working at Manchester Airport and the youngest son is back in Somalia. They also have a daughter. Both parents attend a local mosque.
Unusually, the police have admitted that this was a terrorist attack, although efforts are now clearly under way to turn it into “just another mental health issue, nothing to see here” affair.
Regardless of such ludicrous liberal spin, however, the fact that the alleged attacker, or one of his brothers, works at Manchester airport is a frightening, but sadly not surprising revelation.
In the words of the late Enoch Powell: “We must be mad. Literally mad…”