Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, England, today, where (at this writing) 22 people have died and there are 59 known to be injured after an apparent suicide bombing attack. It’s believed to have been a nail or shrapnel bomb, set off outside Manchester Arena as the crowd was leaving, following a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande, who has canceled upcoming tour dates. Police reportedly arrested a 23-year-old suspect “in connection” with the bombing, but the investigation is still white hot and not much is yet known for certain.
ISIS has not officially claimed “credit” for the explosion, but its supporters are celebrating on social media, calling it payback for UK military jets bombing Syria and Iraq. Since Ms Grande’s audience is largely innocent preteen and teenage girls, it once again shows just how cowardly and depraved the followers of this sick movement are. But then, that comes as no surprise to anyone who has seen how they ruthlessly torture, rape, murder and brainwash the children of their own nations in the Middle East. This is a fast-changing story, so keep monitoring the Internet and news channels for the latest developments.