The Manchester arena bombing takes the terrible cake in terms of 2017 terror attacks. No one could have seen an Ariana Grande concert ending with twenty three dead and over sixty injured, some of which were children. It was an unexpected tragedy that has left the masses in England and the world in utter shock. Along with that shock is also a huge amount of curiosity concerning the monster who was responsible for this act.
According to police, the man responsible for the terror attack is 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi.
Salman was born in Manchester in 1994 on New Year’s Eve. Although he was a UK native, his parents were both originally from Libya. The two of them ended up in the UK after they escaped Gaddafi’s repressive regime. It was there that his father took up work at a local mosque and would recite the Call to Prayer.
Growing up, Abedi seemed like any other kid. He had a talent in football, was a huge fan on Manchester United and would even smoke the occasional spliff. Even more impressively, he had been accepted to Salford University. He had a stint there for awhile before he dropped out and took work at a local bakery. That paints of a picture of someone who was far from a murderer.
Not everyone held him in the same light. Salman was described by the Imam at his Didsbury Mosque, Mohammed Saeed El-Saeiti as having the face of hate. He first noticed this when he preached against ISIS. He also stated that Salman was an extremist and that he wasn’t shocked Salman was behind the attacks.
As of recent, Salman’s parent had moved back to Libya and it was believed Salman had joined them for awhile before he returned. It was there that his extremist behaviors could have been taken to the next level. Though for the most part it will forever remain a mystery.