A woman caught up in the Manchester attack shut down Islamophobia perfectly


At least 22 people have died and 59 have been injured after a terrorist attack occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

The attack predominately targeted teenagers and familes, given the demographic of Ariana Grande fans in attendance.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins from Manchester Police said in a statement:

This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see.

Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives.

Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones.

We continue to do all we can to support them.

A Twitter user, with the handle @hannawwh, was one of those attending the concert. She tweeted from the Manchester Arena throughout the night.

At 1.37am she tweeted this:

Someone replied to her:

She replied:

There will always be people who want to politicise tragedies before all the facts are clear.

One fact that is clear is that Muslim leaders condemned the suicide bombing as "horrific" on Tuesday:

Mohammed Shafiq, the chief executive of Ramadhan Foundation in Manchester, said:

I love Manchester and its people - we are a resolute people and will not be divided by these barbaric animals or cowered by their violence.

We reject this barbaric terrorism, we commit to exposing the evil ideology of violence behind  it and stand together with our fellow Mancunians.

Harun Khan, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said:

May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice both in this life and the next.

I urge all those in the region and around the country to pool together to support those affected.

Pull together, people.

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