Leo Hohmann – May 25, 2017
The Manchester suicide bomber was reported to authorities repeatedly over a period of five years, as British citizens pointed out his radical activities. Nothing was done.
It mirrors the script of previous jihadists who struck at San Bernardino, Orlando, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, London, Nice and many other places in the U.S. and Europe over the last three years.
“We knew of this man,” police said, but they were either unwilling or unable to monitor the suspect, let alone arrest him.
Now there are signs that two Muslim men in Minneapolis may be up to their eyeballs in jihadist activity.
WCCO-TV in Minneapolis reported Thursday there is “growing concern” that the two brothers, 27-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe, may have been planning an attack.
When they were arrested on May 11, police found an arsenal in their car – a loaded AK-47, another rifle, a handgun, thousands of rounds of ammunition, a drone, a grenade and multiple electronic bomb-making devices.
One of the two brothers has already been released and the other remains in jail on a felony weapons charge, pending a $200,000 bond.