Following Monday night’s attack in which 22 people were killed in Manchester Arena, many people aired their opinions on what motivates people to commit such depraved acts. With many politicians and media personalities putting Islam under the spotlight once again, football pundit Gary Linekar caused quite a stir with a retweet of an alternate explanation. Retweeting David Wearing’s post with his status “Well worth a read of this thread”
“ISIS gre out of Al Qaeda in Iraq, which grew out of the chaos caused by the 2003 invasion. ‘War on Terror’ approach doesn’t make us safe.
So be wary of certain Westminster-Fleet-St-think tank types being “serious” on national security in coming days. Mostly not credible.
Current Saudi war on Yemen has been a big gift to AQ & IS, yet US & UK have strongly, materially supported it. Not making us safe
2013 coup in Egypt & subsequent state terror campaign have been huge gift to jihadi groups, yet UK & US support regime. Not making us safer
Post-2011 Libya would have been chaos either way, but can hardly argue that NATO intervention helped. Not making us safer
Demonising, alienating & cracking down on Muslim communities – literally exactly what jihadi recruiters want. Not making us safer
Also not making us safer: material support for ME regimes prone to collapse; “interventions” confirming jihadi “crusader” narrative”