The Suicide attack took place after Ariana Grande concert at British Manchester arena. 26 people lost their lives until now and many dozens are injured including children. This was Britain’s deadliest terrorist attack since four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on three subway trains and a bus in July 2005.
The prime suspect of this attack as identified by British official is Salman Abedi, 22 year old , believed to have been born in Manchester and of Libyan descent, studied business at Salford University but dropped out before completing his degree. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said detectives were working to establish whether he was working alone or as part of a network. “We understand that feelings are very raw right now and people are looking for answers,” Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said. “We will not tolerate hate towards any parts of our community.”
The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which involved a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts which exploded in the venue’s foyer as thousands of young people were leaving. Crowds of people gathered in the city centre on Tuesday evening, standing together in an act of solidarity and spilling from Albert Square onto nearby roads. The crowd included people of all communities including Muslims also.
Statement issued by Muslim organizations in the Manchester area said the community was “saddened and horrified” by the attack.
Ariana Grande’s European tour has been suspended following the terror attack at her show at the Manchester Arena on Monday. Hours after the attack, she tweeted: “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”
Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Harry Styles, Lorde, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna were among the other celebrities and pop stars who reacted to the attack.
Pakistani actress Armenia Rana who also lives in Manchester also shared heart full message on her Instagram
“We HAVE to stand up for each other. No matter what the background, it could be you or your family one day. Let’s stand together as HUMANS, no boundaries, no labels. Extremism has no face, no religion, no country. I AM the silent #Muslim majority.”
Some people bashed her that she also should mention what is going on in Syria and other Muslim countries but most people supported her stance to which Armeena replied on her Instagram “To all the messages of support rolling in on Instagram. Thank you for finding the time to write to me. I am sincerely grateful. ”
We Pakistanis are facing terrorism from last two decades so we all know about feelings when your loved ones go happily from home for never coming back. So its time for all of us to spread true meanings of Islam rather then bashing who are doing it.