Even after reports confirm Manchester bomber was born in the UK, Fox speculates that he may have been a refugee


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SANDRA SMITH: What about, also, Catherine, about the fact that the suspect is from Manchester, England, where the attack played out. Is that surprising to investigators? 

CATHERINE HERRIDGE: According to research by Britain’s [TheGuardian newspaper and a major counter terrorism group, Manchester, England, is really a hub for terrorism recruitment. At least 16 young men from Manchester have been convicted of terrorism or killed on the battlefield fighting along with ISIS. This morning the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee warned about the stream of foreign fighters as the U.S. ramps up military pressure overseas. 

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HERRIDGE: We’re working to confirm more about the suspect but based on the reporting that’s now coming out of the U.K., he was a British national of Libyan descent. So it will be key to understand whether he was born in the U.K. or whether he came to the U.K. at some point as a refugee, maybe as a child or more recently.

Related:

The Telegraph: Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber – what we know about him

NY TimesSalman Abedi, 22, Is Identified as Manchester Arena Bomber

Previously:

After Manchester attack, Fox hosts architect of post-9/11 torture program who attacks civil rights

CNN guest immediately links Manchester explosion to “the two plus million refugees that have come into Europe”

Fox & Friends‘ Brian Kilmeade Inadvertently Acknowledges That Fox Only Covers Terrorism When It Appears To Involve Muslims



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