Ramadan Abedi, the father of Manchester Area terrorist, Salman Abedi, has come forward to the media and begun to open up about his son’s history. The father proclaimed that when he last spoke to his son, just 5 days before the attack, Abedi seemed ‘normal’.
The father, speaking from their native Libya, also said that, “We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.”
Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured at least 119 last week when he detonated a bomb after a packed Ariana Grande concert. The concert was mostly populated with young girls and teens.
Police and British military have been completing raids all over the country, and so far have arrested 4 people.
The Daily Mail reports:
The father of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi claims his son seemed ‘normal’ when they last spoke five days ago and insists: ‘We don’t believe in killing innocents’.
Abedi killed 22 people and injured at least 119 more when he detonated a bomb on Monday night as children were piling out of the venue having watched Ariana Grande.
But talking from Tripoli in Libya today, his father Ramadan Abedi insisted: ‘We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.’
Police, in tandem with British soldiers, have carried out several raids since the atrocity on Monday night and have so far arrested four people. Manchester’s chief constable said it is ‘very clear’ that police are investigating ‘a network’ linked to the bomber.
Three arrests were in the Fallowfield area of the city in the early hours of this morning, one 23-year-old man was arrested yesterday. This is understood to be Abedi’s brother, Ismail, who is still being quizzed by police.
But this afternoon, Ramadan Abedi claimed he had spoken to his 22-year-old son five days ago who he said sounded ‘normal’ and was getting ready to visit Saudi Arabia.
It comes as it emerged the younger brother of the suicide bomber has been arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of links with ISIS. Counter terror force Rada detained Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, on Tuesday evening, spokesman Ahmed Bin Salem said.
He said his other son, Ismail, was arrested in England on Tuesday morning. He said Salman was planning to head from Saudi Arabia to Libya to spend the holy month of Ramadan with family.
Abedi fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Gadhafi’s security authorities issued an arrest warrant and eventually sought political asylum in Britain.
Now, he is the administrative manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli.
Earlier, pictures emerged showing Abedi lounging on the beach in Libya with friends and hanging out with his mates in Manchester as a teenager.