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Thousands gather in Manchester and across the UK to pay tributes to those who lost their lives and the families affected after a terrorist attack after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Many of the victims were children, and the youngest confirmed dead was only 8 years old.

To anyone making fun of what's happened at Manchester.

Fuck off. I don’t give a rats ass if you don’t like Ariana Grande but this is a serious event and possible terrorist attack. So fuck off with your jokes about wanting to blow her up to or how you wish she had been, people have died and it’s absolutely disgusting if you think that what has happened is funny.

The named victims so far:

Georgina Callander, 18

An 18-year-old college student from Lancashire, was the first victim to be identified following the Manchester attack.

Many of her friends have paid tribute to the teen, alongside Runshaw College where she was studying, and a number of celebrities.

“Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course.”

Saffie Rose Roussos, 8

She had been at the Ariana Grande concert with her mum Lisa Roussos and sister Ashlee Bromwich when the explosion shook the venue. Her mum and sister were rushed to hospital, but lost contact with Saffie. Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries at the concert on Monday night.

Chris Upton, headteacher at Saffie’s school, said in a statement: “Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.”

John Atkinson, 28

28-year-old John Atkinson from Bury was the third victim to be identified.

It’s understood that John had been leaving the concert when a lone man detonated a suicide bomb shortly after 10.30 on Monday evening.

Megan Hurley, schoolgirl

It is not known how old Megan was, but earlier this evening the chair of governors at Halewood Primary School said a girl who went to the school had died in the suicide bombing, according to Liverpool Echo.

He added that she had attended with her older brother who was seriously injured.

Olivia Campbell, 15

A heartbroken Mrs Campbell had broken down in tears on ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier in the day, when her daughter was missing.

She spoke of how she had not spoken to her daughter Olivia since she set off for the event. "I can’t get through to her. I’ve called the hospitals, I’ve called all the places, the hotels where people say that children have been taken.”

"I’ve called the police. There’s no news, I’ve just got to wait. I’m waiting at home just in case she turns up here,” she told the morning program.

Alison Howe, 45 and Lisa Lees, 47

Two mums waiting to collect their teenage daughters after the concert were among the victims of the bomb attack. Their daughters, both aged 15, are understood to be safe.

Angelika, 40 and Marcin Klis, 42

Marcin and Angelika Klis, Polish parents of a student at the University of York, have been confirmed dead after the Manchester attack.

The pair posed for a selfie in the city centre just before going to the concert to pick their daughters up.

Their 20-year-old daughter had posted a plea for help on Facebook after they didn’t contact her following the attack.

The pair leave behind two daughters, Alex and Patricia.

Martyn Hett, 29

Martyn Hett, a Coronation Street superfan who had a tattoo of  Deirdre Barlow on his ankle and with his boyfriend won Come Dine With Me, has been named as one of the dead.

Kelly Brewster, 32

Kelly Brewster was at the concert with her sister Claire and niece Hollie Booth. She died shielding her niece from the blast and leaves behind a young daughter, Phoebe. Hollie has two broken legs but is safe.

Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51

Jane Tweddle-Taylor had gone to the Arena with a friend to pick up the friend’s daughter. She was a mother of three: “One of the biggest challenges we’ve had is one of my daughters was away travelling in Australia, so we were trying to pick a time to notify her.”

Nell Jones, 14

Her family and friends had posted appeals on social media saying she was missing following the concert. A student at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.  She had been recently using crutches after suffering a ligament injury.

These are the 13 out of 22 named victims as of Wednesday, 24th of May at 2pm (GMT)

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Live Updates: What We Know So Far About The Manchester Attack
Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack — carried out by a lone perpetrator — was an act of 'appalling and sickening cowardice' and deliberately targeted young children.
By BuzzFeed News
  • At least 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
  • Fifty-nine people were injured when a man detonated an improvised explosive device in the foyer of Manchester Arena at 10.30pm on Monday, just as Grande was finishing her set.
  • Three of the victims have been identified so far. The youngest was an eight-year-old girl.
  • ISIS has claimed one of its members carried out the attack.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as an act of “appalling, sickening, cowardice”. May said that authorities believe they have identified the man but would not be naming him publicly at this stage. Security services are working to establish whether he acted alone or as part of a wider group.
  • Greater Manchester Police said they arrested a 23-year-old man in the south of the city in connection with the attack on Tuesday.
  • An emergency number – 0800 096 0095 – is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area. Families looking for missing relatives are posting on social media.
  • Hoaxes and fake news related to the attack have been circulating on social media. However, people in Manchester have responded to Monday’s events with acts of kindness.
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Another incident of terrorism against Muslims that failed to be widely reported!

Read the rest: http://www.independent.co.uk/Voices/east-london-acid-attack-terrorism-islamophobia-a7817466.html

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ISIS Attack in Egypt 26th May 2017: 28 people, including many children, were killed when masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians.

  • Ten masked gunmen opened fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians  in Egypt
  • At least 28 killed and more injured when attackers sprayed bullets at the convoy  
  • Worshipers were heading to St Samuel Monastery to pray when gunmen struck
  • Egyptian bombers have hit ‘terror training camps’ in Libya in retaliation
  • President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed Egypt will fight back against attacks
  • He also called for Donald Trump to take the lead in the fight against terror
  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for recent deadly attacks on churches in Egypt

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Today, July 4th 2017, would have been the day that Saffie-Rose Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester attack, would have turned 9. According to her father, her dream was to be a star, she wanted to be famous like Ariana. So I’d just like to say Happy Birthday Saffie, wherever you are, rest easy - and I ask you to reblog this and give a little girl her wish, and make her name known on her birthday.

Full offense but some of y'all need to stop using a tragedy to smugly assert your feelings on European multiculturalism or your contempt for Ariana Grande. A bunch of teenagers died and their only crime was wanting to enjoy watching their favorite artist sing. Lots of people are hurt and separated from their families and friends and afraid. Ariana herself is probably traumatized and feeling undue guilt for the loss of life among her fans. I completely agree that Islamic terrorism is a real problem and we need to stop pretending like it isn’t, but that doesn’t mean you should treat the actual victims of these attacks like pawns in your little “I told you so” Game and forget any human empathy.

It hits you in the simplest of ways.
How precious life is.
Did mothers kiss their babies goodbye?
Not knowing it was the final goodbye?
Did friends take pictures?
Not knowing it was their final one?
It creeps in on you.
The stillness of it all.
The finality.
That nothing matters.
22 (babies) dead.
Not so soon.
Not again.
Humanity filled with dread.
No place safe.
Not concerts.
Not schools.
Not theatres.
Not clubs.
Living in a 21st century bloodbath.
It creeps in on you.
The stillness of it all.
Time and time again.
Humanity.
Pushed to the brink.
Yet.
You realize.
Life is precious.
We must hold every moment with care.
And rise and rise again (with love).
We must hold each other with care.
And rise and rise again (with love).
—  The world cries with you, Manchester // @abillionlittlethoughts
#ManchesterStrong