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Arrests following Manchester attack reveal ties with Libya and beyond

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The New York Times announced that Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of the suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 and injured scores more in Manchester, England, was arrested while withdrawing 4,500 Libyan dinars ($560).

Thursday on "The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson," Doc Thompson went over the new facts in this case. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has replaced police with military in Manchester. Police will still act as first responders, but the military will conduct raids and arrests.

Investigators have also discovered that the Abedi brothers' father worked for infamous Libyan dictator Ghadafi's "security force" in the 1980s, which, Doc noted, was akin to the thuggish Nazi "Brown shirts" during World War II.

He thought we should look beyond Islam for the root of such behavior. Although Islam plays a part, he suggested these young men operate more like gangs. They are angry about perceived injustices in the world and band around a similar cause, which helps them justify the brutal murder of little girls at a concert. As Doc pointed out:

"They believe that they are doing something noble because they are oppressed and they are going to take it to the oppressors."

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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