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Salman Abedi, Manchester bombing suspect’s father was muezzin in Didsbury Mosque – Photos

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The bloodbath in Manchester Arena on Monday evening has shocked the entire world. Footages of blood-soaked bodies in the aftermath of the deadly bombings are creating outrage everywhere.

The bombing that was carried out towards the end of American singer and actress Ariana’s performance at the completely sold out Manchester Arena left at least 22 people dead and around 60 people injured. Many of the injured are reportedly in serious condition.

Authorities in Manchester have recognized the bomber who blew himself up outside Manchester Arena, while the people were exiting the place after Ariana Grande live performance.




Initially there were reports that the 23- year old Ariana Grande had suffered injuries. But these were rumors. He was completely safe. Even photographs of an injured Grande were doing the rounds on social media and mobile chatting platforms. The American singer was visibly shocked following the massive bombing that shook the entire area.

In the meantime Police have named 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi as the person suspected of carrying out the suicide attack at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Photo credit: Telegraph, London

While no information was available about the person who carried out the attack, but later, officials came out with detailed information about him. Salman Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994 to Libyan parents. The family initially stayed in London, but later moved to Manchester where his father worked as muezzin at a mosque in Didsbury.

Abedi went to school in Manchester and on to Salford University before dropping out, and worked in a bakery. Friends remember him as a good footballer, a keen supporter of Manchester United and a user of cannabis. A BBC report says that while he continued to live in Manchester, his parents have gone back to Libya after Ghaddafi’s overthrow.

The BBC report says, “A trustee of the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as the Didsbury Mosque, told the Press Association it was likely Abedi had attended there. Fawaz Haffar said Abedi’s father had used to perform the call for prayer at the mosque, and one of his brothers had been a volunteer there…Mr Haffar described the mosque as moderate, modern and liberal, and said he was a member of an organisation liaising with police, the Independent Advisory Group”.

The imam of the mosque Saeed El-Saeiti, remembers Abedi with a man of extremist tendencies. “Salman showed me the face of hate after my speech on Isis …He used to show me the face of hate and I could tell this person does not like me. It’s not a surprise to me”, the imam said.

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