At least 80 people -including a BBC driver - are dead and 350 more are injured after a massive bomb concealed in a water tanker ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter this morning. Bodies littered the street and a towering plume of smoke could be seen over the Afghan capital after the truck attack blew out the windows in a number of foreign missions and residences nearby. Officials said most of the casualties this morning were civilians and 'many women and children' were among the victims. This morning, it emerged that BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir had been killed in the explosion and that four BBC journalists have been wounded. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening. A number of employees at the German consulate have also been hurt and an Afghan security guard stationed outside the building was killed in the suicide bomb, which was also close to the British, French and US embassies. The Afghan Taliban this morning denied responsibility for the attack, which comes just days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. No group immediately claimed to have carried out the atrocity, but both the Taliban and ISIS have staged large-scale attacks in Kabul in the past.
A shocking video shows the moment a 14-year-old girl is allegedly forced to marry a man 20 years older than her at the back of a Melbourne mosque.
The video seized by police from the alleged groom’s phone shows the traditional Islamic ceremony by a prominent Muslim marriage cleric last year.
Imam Ibrahim Omerdic, 62, has faced court accused of forcing a minor to enter marriage.
In video shown in court and obtained by 7 News, a timid teenage girl sits quietly as her groom-to-be signs papers presented by the Imam.
The underage girl’s mother watches on, after the groom allegedly paid to marry her daughter with a $1,480 gold necklace.
The Imam asks the child bride if she takes the man – who she reportedly met only a few days prior – ‘to live together and live according to Islam.’
She answers ‘yes’ and is told by the Imam that as a wife, she now has a duty to ‘obey’ her husband.
Family and Communities Services received 60 reports of illegal ceremonies involving 57 children between 30 December 2014 and January 31 2017, 7 News reported.
A total of 23 children wed in illegal ceremonies were under the age of 16, including four under the age of ten.
‘It is deeply disturbing to think little girls pre-puberty are being considered for marriage and for people to be organising that marriage,’ FACS Minister Pru Goward told the network.
Laura Vidal from anti-slavery group The Freedom Partnership said children being forced into marriage leads to serious impacts.
‘The long term impacts of people being forced into marriage can be quite serious including forced or unwanted pregnancies, withdrawal from education,’ she said.
Three million Turks live already in Germany already, while 2.5 million of them have German nationality, and the majority of them are conservative Muslims.
Very few Turks in Germany have a regular job; about 20%. The other 80% live on the so-called Hartz IV (state social benefits). 70% of their children have no GCSE; they left school before they finished their basic education.
According to the German state benefit system, every adult citizen who possesses the German nationality, unemployed and cannot find an appropriate job, is entitled to get monthly 482 € ($627). Additionally, parents get for each child under 18 years old, 200 € ($261), plus all their monthly expenditures in terms of rent, heating, power, health insurance, and public transport.
"Amazingly enough some Turks who live on the generous state benefits can afford to buy a house or an apartment and drive luxurious cars like Mercedes or BMW." Says Klaus, a landlord whose tenants are a case in point.
Quran (4:11) - (Inheritance) "The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females" (see also verse 4:176). In Islam, sexism is mathematically established.
Quran (2:282) - (Court testimony) "And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not found then a man and two women." Muslim apologists offer creative explanations to explain why Allah felt that a man's testimony in court should be valued twice as highly as a woman's, but studies consistently show that women are actually less likely to tell lies than men, meaning that they make more reliable witnesses.
Quran (2:228) - "and the men are a degree above them [women]"
Quran (5:6) - "And if ye are unclean, purify yourselves. And if ye are sick or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have had contact with women, and ye find not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some of it" Men are to rub dirt on their hands, if there is no water to purify them, following casual contact with a woman (such as shaking hands).
Quran (24:31) - Women are to lower their gaze around men, so they do not look them in the eye. (To be fair, men are told to do the same thing in the prior verse).
Quran (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will..." A man has dominion over his wives' bodies as he does his land. This verse is overtly sexual. There is some dispute as to whether it is referring to the practice of anal intercourse. If this is what Muhammad meant, then it would appear to contradict what he said in Muslim (8:3365).
Quran (4:3) - (Wife-to-husband ratio) "Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four" Inequality by numbers.
Quran (53:27) - "Those who believe not in the Hereafter, name the angels with female names." Angels are sublime beings, and would therefore be male.
Quran (4:24) and Quran (33:50) - A man is permitted to take women as sex slaves outside of marriage. Note that the verse distinguishes wives from captives (those whom they right hand possesses).
Iraqi officials say a car bombing at a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad killed 10 and wounded 22. Hospital and police officials say the blast happened late Monday night, just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the blast in central Baghdad was caused by a parked car. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.
UK security chiefs were warned in January that Salman Abedi was planning an attack in Britain, it was claimed last night.
According to a security source, the FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting to strike a political target in the UK.
The information came from a US investigation into Abedi and his links to terrorist groups in Libya. The Mail on Sunday has also been told that US security services put him on a terror watch list – used by agents to identify key suspects – in 2016.
The shocking claim piles further pressure on MI5 to reveal when and how it became aware of Abedi, and why UK spies decided he did not pose a significant threat to British security.
The source told The Mail on Sunday: 'In early 2017 the FBI told MI5 that Abedi belonged to a North African terror gang based in Manchester, which was looking for a political target in this country.
This German next Muslim is absolutely baffled that Western nations continue to accept Muslim migrants that they know they cannot properly vet before coming into the nation. Especially considering the amount of crimes and terrorist attacks that have spread to every nation that has welcomed these migrants.
"I am stunned by the naivety of the West. They are so blind," The man says as he rails against more Muslim migrants coming into his nation of Germany.
He is muslim and he is from Algeria and living in Paris. He says on his FB page, however, that he apologizes and was put up to his shenanigans of scaring the crap out of cafe patrons and market shoppers. The complete full video of Hasnaoui breaking up lunch, bottles of wine and someone's (stolen?) car is what he assumes passes for comedy these days.
This is what sharia law is, and how it is enforced. Moe muslim on the street just makes it so expensive and dangerous to preserve your own laws and culture that people submit. It requires no act of legislation, no vote and no official change. Just a gang of thugs, seemingly protected from the legal consequences of their actions, to make it impossible to live how you want.
A so-called moderate Muslim caller who believes the Manchester terrorist attack was a horrific event repeatedly claims that it's actually Muslims who continue to be the victims simply because they are discriminated against because of the actions of the radicals such as Isis and Al Qaeda.
These are the same people that refuse to do absolutely anything in order to stop the same terrorist groups from continuing to basically encourage distrust of Muslims.
Also, a recent study said that over 80 some percent of British-born Muslims would not turn in a terrorist if they knew he was planning an attack against fellow Brits.
Former bomb technician talks Manchester attack
Members of the Royal Air Force wrote a personal message on a missile targeting ISIS fighters after the militant group claimed responsibility for Monday's deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
A photo circulated Thursday of the missile with the words "Love from Manchester" scrawled on with black marker. A spokesperson for the RAF told The Sun it was real.
"The RAF can confirm the photo was genuine," the spokesperson said.
Members of a unit stationed in an undisclosed location in the Middle East wrote the message. On Monday a man, identified as Salman Abedi, blew himself up in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring 119 others. The attack targeted an event that was filled with mostly women and children.
Watch as a defenseless Dutch girl gets punched in the face repeatedly by a Muslim migrant who was enraged that she turned him down for a date.
This is yet another example of what happens in nations that accept these Muslim migrants who refuse to take no for an answer by the citizenry of that country.
A video that has gone viral on Facebook shows a German woman covered in bruises explaining how she was beaten by migrants for daring to respond to them calling her a “bitch”.
The clip, uploaded by the victim Stefanie Kirchhoff, has received almost 500,000 views since it was posted on Wednesday. In it, Kirchoff sardonically thanks Angela Merkel for opening the country’s borders to such ‘cultural enrichment’.
She has several huge welts and contusions all over her face as a result of the beating.
Showing how truly deluded many Germans are about the migrant crisis, some respondents to her Facebook post accused the woman of being a racist or staging the incident to make money.
At a press conference at the Transvaal Agricultural Union today, Dr. Gregory Stanton, Founding President of Genocide Watch, warned that early warnings of genocide are still deep in South African society, though genocide has not begun.
Dr. Stanton was deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, worked against Apartheid with the United Democratic Front in 1989 – 1990 as a Fulbright Professor of Law at the University of Swaziland, and was the author of the UN Resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1994. He was also the legal advisor to the government of Cambodia and drafted the rules for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. He founded Genocide Watch and the International Alliance to End Genocide in 1999. The Alliance now has fifty member organizations in 24 countries.
Genocide Watch was the first international human rights organization to protest the murders and hate crimes committed against farmers in South Africa. Since his research trip in July 2012, Dr. Stanton said that hate crimes against Afrikaner farmers have not declined. The murder rate of the whole South African population remains at over 31 per 100,000. The murder rate of farmers, including Afrikaner farmers, is four times as high. The Institute of Security Studies estimated the farm murder rate at 120 per 100,000 in 2013, and the Transvaal Agricultural Union, using verified names of victims, placed the figure at 130 per 100,000 in 2013, one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Since 2007, the South African government has denied and covered up the crisis by not releasing any breakdown of how murders are distributed among ethnic groups in South Africa. American and European governments have remained silent about the problem, reinforcing the campaign of denial.
Several years ago the Marxist racist, Julius Malema, then President of the African National Congress Youth League, revived the singing of the “Shoot the Farmer, Kill the Boer” song, once a revolutionary song, but now an incitement to commit genocide. A South African judge declared that singing of the song is a hate crime and prohibited Malema from singing the “Kill the Boer” song. But then the South African President, Jacob Zuma, sang the song himself, in direct contempt for the judge’s ruling. Malema was later expelled from the ANC over an unrelated conflict with Zuma. He formed his own political party, the EFF, which has continued to promote a Marxist, racist agenda, and Malema was elected to Parliament. Jacob Zuma remains President of South Africa.
Dr. Stanton pointed out that Incitement to Commit Genocide is a crime under both international and South African law. He said that Malema should be put on trial for incitement to commit genocide and Zuma should be impeached, both for violating South African laws against incitement, and for massive corruption.
Dr. Stanton noted that recent studies of the correlation between corruption and atrocities committed by governments show that the relationship is direct. Once in power, corrupt governments cling to power because of the enormous wealth their officials amass. They then persecute, torture, and murder anyone who challenges their grip on power. That downward spiral has begun in South Africa, just as it did in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe it resulted in the Gukurahunde genocide against Joshua Nkomo’s Matabele people and Mugabe’s repression of the MDC.
The conviction rate has dropped from 32 percent ten years ago to about 22 percent today. This trend must be reversed. Police must be given education and training so they become competent and motivated crime fighters. An honest, educated, and dedicated police force is the strong arm of justice.
Private security companies should coordinate their systems, use infra-red, aerial and other advanced technology to detect criminals quickly and summon both armed private security companies and police to arrest criminals. Then their cases must be pressed until they are imprisoned.
Criminal gangs from other African countries should be deported.
The South African government must make stopping farm murders a priority. 30,000 commercial farmers supply most of South Africa’s food. South Africa cannot afford to lose their long experience in management. Training people once excluded from management will take several generations, not just a few years.
The first step is for the South African government to admit that farm murders are a serious threat not just to Afrikaner and white farmers, but to all South Africans, and make stopping these crimes a priority.
The second step is to arrest and convict or impeach corrupt political leaders.
The most important step is for South Africans of all ethnic groups to recognize that we are all members of the same race, the human race.
South Africans must reject the cynical manipulation of racial resentments by politicians like Julius Malema and his Marxist racist followers.
South Africa needs effective security for all of its people. Without security, democracy is impossible.
from The Orwellian Chronicle
TWO prominent Australian Muslim leaders have clashed live on air during a fiery debate about extremism and Islam.
Appearing on Sunrise this morning, Dr Jamal Rifi and Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi condemned the terror attacks in Manchester which has claimed 22 lives.
Both leaders agreed the devastating act didn’t represent Islam, however this is where any common agreement ended.
Imam Tawhidi, dubbed by some “Australia’s fake sheikh”, said the reality was young people were getting radicalised, even in Australia, “because of the Islamic scriptures that we have.”
“They push the Muslim youth to believe that if you go out there and you kill the infidel that’s how you will gain paradise,” the Imam said.
When Kochie asked if Australia is being infested by radical clerics the Imam replied it wasn’t just clerics, but followers as well.
Using an example of an ISIS poster available for a few dollars in shops across Melbourne, the Imam said not enough was being done to stop extremist behavior.
He said stores openly selling these items were creating a jihadi atmosphere for youths.
But it was when Kochie asked if Muslim leaders were being vocal enough in condemning such attacks and behavior that Dr Rifi got fired up.
Dr Rifi, a Lebanese Muslim GP and prominent community leader, insisted Australia was a peaceful country and he had no idea where the Imam was getting his information from.
“First of all these scriptures existed for thousands of years, they didn’t incite violence or terror acts,” he said. “It is an ideology of the so called Islamic State and Daesh and they are actually targeting young people who are impressionable.”
There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car.
Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in north Minneapolis.
Abdullah is being held in the Hennepin County Jail. His brother, Majid, has been released and is facing minor charges.
WCCO-TV has confirmed that both Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation, which started outside a federally-subsidized senior housing project. A good Samaritan confronted the men about littering from their car.
The man, who asked that his name not be used for fear of his safety, said the brothers jumped out of their car, moved aggressively toward him and used the N-word. He then called police.
Inside the brothers’ car, police found a loaded AK-47, another rifle, a handgun, a grenade, large amounts of ammunition, and what would later be identified as bomb-making materials, including a drone.
Abdullah Alrifahe had recently been released from jail after serving time for a weapons conviction. He is now facing a single felony weapons charge.
His brother, Majid, has been released from jail and is facing a low-level misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct.
The good Samaritan is outraged the charges aren’t more serious.
“For what they found in their car, that is way too light,” he said.
However, criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino, who is not affiliated with the case, says prosecutors are doing what they can.
“These people have been charged with what the prosecutors can do right now,” he said, adding that more charges could come down later.
New Video from a Pro-Hezbollah Channel showing Syrian army And allies targeting a Convoy of ISIS in Deir Ezzor, after the part of the convoy was hit, some vehicles panicked but most of them froze, meaning that ISIS left the cars and went running on foot.
Why was she not arrested for rubbing the victims face in it with her provocactive dress?, wearing a logo of what appears to be an offensive image of a handgun, grenade, switchblade and machine gun then she talks about attending vigils, backlash, islamophobia, attacks on muslim women, hate with hate, ignorance, islam does not teach us (violence?), whilst her imam colleague talks about people misunderstanding barbaric sharia laws, its obvious the talking burka was wearing her thoughts whilst speaking her taqiyya
Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in al-Adwa, Minya province, on Friday, killing at least 28, including children, and wounding 22 other people, according to reports.
The attack took place on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in al-Adwa city, north of Minya.
Ambulances transported the injured to a local hospital in al-Adwa amid chaos, where families of the victims and locals were seen gathering, whereas bodies of the victims were transported to a neighbouring morgue.
Gunmen opened fire on two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26, including children. Some 26 people were also injured in the attack.
The group of between eight and 10 gunmen approached the convoy in three four-wheel-drive pickup trucks before opening fire, according to local media reports and the Egyptian Interior Ministry.
"They used automatic weapons," Essam el-Bedaiwy, governor of Minya told state television as cited by AFP.
Security chiefs established a perimeter around the scene and launched a hunt for the attackers, setting up dozens of roadblocks in the area and sending out patrols to scour the desert road.
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayeb believes the attack was intended to destabilize the country. Al-Azhar is a center of Islamic learning in Egypt that dates back more than 1,000.
"I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism," al-Tayeb said while on a visit to Germany, as cited by Reuters.
The shooting, which occurred on the eve of Ramadan, happened as the victims travelled from Beni Suef province to the Coptic Orthodox Anba Samuel monastery near the southern city of Minya, 250km (155 miles) south of Cairo, according to local security sources, cited by Haaretz.
There is no immediate claim of responsibility. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called an emergency meeting of security officials in the wake of Friday’s attack, Reuters reports.
Al-Bedaiwy confirmed the preliminary death toll, reports Reuters.
Ambulances dispatched from the cities of Beni Suef and Minya are transporting victims to local hospitals in Adwa, Minya, Maghagha, according to local news outlet Youm7.
The US Embassy in Cairo warned of an imminent but unspecified terrorist attack on the night of May 24.
“The Embassy is aware of a potential threat posted on a website by the Hassm Group, a known terrorist organization, suggesting some kind of unspecified action this evening,” the Egypt mission said in a statement.
The three-month state of emergency, declared in the wake of the Palm Sunday bombings in Tanta and Alexandria, is yet to expire.
On April 9, twin suicide bombs targeting Coptic Christians killed at least 44 people and injured more than 118 in Tanta and Alexandria. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Heavily armed Muslim militants are said to have raised the flag of the Islamic State group over a city in the Philippines – as months of fighting in the countryside spilled over into urban areas.Five government soldiers were wounded in the clash after the military obtained intelligence that a top terror suspect was hiding out in Marawi in the Lanao del Sur province.
Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said troops and special forces attacked at least 15 fighters from a Muslim rebel group called Maute in the village of Basak Malutlut in Marawi.
‘We’re trying our best to contain the situation,’ Herrera said by telephone, adding that troops were moving carefully to avoid hitting civilians in the area of the fighting.
Officials could not immediately tell with clarity what was going on, and said they were checking reports that the militants had entered a hospital and raised a black Islamic State-style flag.
The mosque attended by the Manchester suicide bomber has been described as a “jihadist” institution, and it has previously been accused of raising funds for an al-Qaeda affiliated terror group.
The Didsbury mosque was well known to Salman Abedi and his direct family. The terrorist learnt the Quran there, his brother taught Islamic lessons there, and his father, Abu Abedi, was a “well known” figure who performed the Muslim call to prayer.
On the ‘Muslims in Britain’ mosques directory, the institution is described as a “Salafi-Ikhwani” mosque, which “is a nicer way of saying jihadist”, according to Ghaffar Husain, head outreach at the Quilliam Foundation, a think-tank that has advised the Government.
Salafism is an austere, fundamentalist strain of Islam, with adherents aiming to live as Muhammad and the first Muslim did in the seventh century.
The mosque’s management is described as Syrian and Arab, and the city’s Libyan community, one of the largest in the UK, reportedly frequents it. The Abedi family lived just a short distance from the building and neighbours have talked about them flying a Libyan flag flying from their house.
Mr. Abedi is believed to have visited Libya earlier this year and, according to friends, returned a few weeks ago. His family left Libya as asylum seekers, and police are probing alleged links to the hard line Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which was until recently affiliated to al-Qaeda.
“[His farther] Abu Ismail comes and goes between here and there,” a family friend told The Guardian. “I can’t believe [Salman Abedi] would have been radicalised in Tripoli. All those types have been driven out of the city. It must have happened here.
“But what was he doing, murdering all those people. There must have been somebody influencing him. It’s terrible. He was off his head,” they said.
This German woman filmed her brutal beating at the hands of a group of Muslim migrants who lashed out and called her a bitch after she walked by. When she replied that she was not a bitch the group of migrants suddenly jumped her and began brutally beating her leaving her with the massive hematoma you see currently on the top of her eyebrow.
This is what happens when you import Third World country citizens into a first world nation. Especially a group of people who believe their religion makes them far superior than everyone else.
Five people have been killed in twin suspected suicide bombings at a Jakarta bus station in Indonesia. Three police officers and two suspected attackers have been confirmed dead in the blasts, which went off five minutes apart at Kampung Melayu terminal. At least 10 people were injured, including five officers and five civilians, in the Wednesday night attack about 9pm local time. The two suspected suicide bombers, both male, were killed in the blasts. The police officers killed were on duty to guard a parade, which had no passed yet. National Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said no motive had been confirmed.
LONDON (AP) — France’s interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had “proven” links with the Islamic State group.
Gerard Collomb said on BFM television Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that British-born attacker Salman Abedi had been to Syria. He did not provide details, and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.
Collomb, who spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22, said the two countries should continue cooperating closely on counterterrorism efforts despite Britain’s pending exit from the European Union.
With France still under a state of emergency after a string of IS attacks, French President Emmanuel Macron is holding a special security council meeting Wednesday.
West Yorkshire Police say they are investigating an online video in which a ten-year-old boy is chased and beaten by two MUSLIM youths. In the video, the boy is kicked and punched by two MUSLIM attackers before trying to escape in a nearby garden. One of the youths then kicks and punches him repeatedly as he is lying on the ground.
A statement on West Yorkshire Police’s Contact Centre Twitter account posted this afternoon read: “We are aware of the video posted on Facebook regarding the attack on a 10-year-old child. Police are investigating.”
West Yorkshire Police later added a further update via its Facebook page, which read: “Police would like to ask the public to refrain from posting a video of an alleged attack on a youth, which is believed to have occurred in Bradford.
Neighbours of British-born Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi have revealed the Manchester United fan's 'strange behaviour' in the weeks before he slaughtered 22 people. The 22-year-old Manchester-born attacker was heard 'chanting Islamic prayers loudly in the street' outside his home in the south of the city. Abedi is the third of four children by Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime. They are believed to have lived in the Fallowfield area of south Manchester for at least ten years. Last night, Abedi murdered and maimed concert goers as they were leaving Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert. ISIS this morning claimed responsibility and threatened further attacks, saying 'one of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs within a gathering of the Crusaders'. Police are trying to determine whether Abedi, a Manchester United fan who appears to have been radicalised within the last couple of years, acted alone or was part of a wider terror cell. There were unconfirmed reports in Manchester that the whole family, apart from the two elder sons, recently returned to their native Libya.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro excoriated opposition protesters on Sunday for setting a man on fire during a demonstration, accusing them of targeting him for being pro-government.
“A person was set on fire, beaten up, stabbed… They nearly lynched him, just because he shouted out that he was a ‘Chavista’,” Maduro said, referring to the ruling socialist movement set up by his predecessor Hugo Chavez.
Witnesses to the incident on Saturday afternoon, including a Reuters photographer, said the crowd had accused the man of being a thief.
About 100 people, who had been participating in anti-Maduro protests, surrounded him, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in east Caracas, the witnesses said.
Tampa police say a double homicide suspect told them he killed two roommates because they disrespected his Muslim faith.
During an interview, 18-year-old Devon Arthurs admitted to the shooting deaths of Jeremy Himmelman and Andrew Oneschuk, and said they all used to be friends and shared neo-Nazi beliefs. Arthurs says he later converted to Muslim, and became angry with the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment. He told police he wanted to bring attention to his cause.
The double homicide happened Friday night on Amberly Drive in New Tampa.
Tampa police were called to the Green Planet Smoke Shop and say Arthurs was holding three people at gunpoint. According to the police report, Arthurs told them he killed someone and was upset over America bombing his Muslim countries.
When police showed up, they convinced Arthurs to let the hostages go and eventually handcuffed him.
The police report says Arthurs then made references to, “Allah Mohammed!” and told police, “I had to do it. This wouldn’t have had to happen if your country didn’t bomb my country.”
U.S. officials have identified the suspect in the deadly Manchester bombing that killed 22 people - some of them children - attending an Ariana Grande concert last night.
A U.S. official told Reuters the suspect in the bombing has been identified as Salman Abedi or Salman Ramadan Abedi. Abedi is believed to have travelled to Manchester from London by train. He allegedly set off a bomb in the entryway of the concert last night, killing himself and other attendees and injuring almost 60 more.
The coroner has not officially identified the bomber.
According to the Telegraph, the suicide bomber is 22-years-old. Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children of Libyan refugees. He lived just yards from a girls high school attended by twins Zahra and Salma Halane, who made national news in 2015, when they left their home to join ISIS in Syria.
Law enforcement in the UK are trying to determine if Abedi was part of a wider cell or operating on his own. An arrest was made late Monday that police said was in connection to the attack but aren't providing more details other than a 23-year-old man was taken into custody.
Police have conducted at least two raids today in Manchester.
Pakistani national Abid Naseer was convicted of plotting attacks in several countries after being extradited to the US from the UK, where police believe they averted an "atrocity" by his detention.
As Abid Naseer started his cross-examination in a New York courtroom of the police officer who searched his Manchester bedroom in 2009, he commented it was nice to hear a Mancunian accent again.
Six years ago, the Pakistani national had been living in the north-west English city where he plotted to kill hundreds in a bombing attack at the city centre's Arndale shopping complex during Easter weekend.
Naseer, who was extradited from the UK to the United States in 2013, was convicted of providing and conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive device.
Defending himself at his trial in New York, the 28-year-old was polite, calm and professional. He denied he was involved in any form of extremism.
But, according to the police officer who headed up the British investigation into his activities, his courtroom conduct was a performance designed to con the jury.
In a cafe overlooking the Brooklyn courthouse where the trial was held, Det Supt Mark Smith said Naseer was a good actor, an al-Qaeda trained terrorist and a man with a determination to kill hundreds of people.
He said: "He has had lots of time to develop his Westernised social skills, but I would say don't be fooled. Beneath that cool, relaxed exterior is a cold, calculated terrorist."
Ariana Grande fans around the world united on social media in a show of support for the victims of the deadly attack on the singer's Manchester gig last night. Hundreds of devastated youngsters posted heartfelt messages with the hashtag #Arianators - the name given to the singer's super fans - on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in the hours after the deadly attack. Many shared an image of the singer's signature bunny ears - which she wore on posters advertising her current tour - twisted into a ribbon in what has become a poignant symbol of solidarity. One young fan described the victims as 'family'. At least 22 people - including children - are dead and 59 more injured after a suicide bomber targeted youngsters leaving the packed concert at Manchester Arena in Britain's worst terror attack since 7/7. The bomb went off just after the end of the concert at a time parents were leaving with their children and other mothers and fathers were arriving to pick up groups of youngsters. Police this morning confirmed that the suicide bomber died inside the arena after an improvised explosive device was detonated. Within minutes of the news breaking, devoted fans from around the world shared their grief and heartache on social media, uniting behind Ariana and the victims. One wrote: 'My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Manchester.' Another, who uses the Twitter name 'Ari' in tribute to the singer, posted: 'I don't have words. Praying for everyone affected from the bottom of my heart. Sending love.' Fan groups around the world shared their support. One Malaysian user tweeted: 'What a sad day t'day we are the malaysian #Arianators were hurt as the victims there.' Super fans of other pop groups, including Justin Bieber, Little Mix and Rihanna also set aside their friendly rivalries to unite behind the 'Arianators'. Fans also paid tribute to 18-year-old Georgina Callander, who was today named as the first victim of the attack. Georgina died when an attacker set off an explosive device as thousands of youngsters were leaving Manchester Arena last night. She had posted a picture of herself meeting the US singer two years ago, captioning it: 'My meet and greet photos came through, she was so cute and lovely, I hugged her so tight and she said she loved my bow. 'I can't get over this, I never will.'