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is tonight at ten - the manchester bomber was not working alone. during the day, a series of raids and arrests in the greater manchester area as police insist the investigation is making progress. it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating and, as i said, it continues at a pace. there's extensive investigations going on. conveys its outrage at what happened on monday night. this act of cowardice has no place in our religion, or any other religion, for that matter. so far 1a of the victims have been named, but police say they know
the identities of everyone who was killed. tonight in st ann's square in the heart of manchester, more tributes are being left for the victims, their families and friends. and in tonight's europa league final, a minute's silence led by the players of manchester united. also on tonight's programme, president trump goes to the vatican to see the pope. it's their first face to face meeting. donald trump calls it the honour of a lifetime and vows to use his presidency to promote peace. and coming up later in the hour on sportsday on bbc news, we'll have the latest reports, results and features from the bbc sports centre. good evening from manchester, where police have confirmed they're
investigating a network of people in connection with the bombing at a concert on monday night in which 22 people were killed — including children and young people — and dozens injured. more of the victims have been named during the day, and more details have emerged about the suicide bomber, 22—year—old salman abedi, and his links with libya. here in manchester, police have conducted more raids and they've now arrested six people. and troops have been deployed on the streets of london following the decision to raise the terror threat level to critical, the highest category. we'll have all the latest developments, and we start with our chief correspondent gavin hewitt, who reports on the investigation into the concert attack. late morning, central manchester, and a raid on a block of flats, part of a huge operation to discover the network of the
manchester bomber. police believe he stayed there as recently as 7pm on monday evening of the night of the attack. today's operation involved armed units, some wearing military clothing. got to the front door and was greeted by an armed police officer with a helmet, face mask machine—gun. i asked him what was happening. hejust said "operations, out!" to gain access to the apartments, they blew down a door. other police units arrived looking for any signs of a bomb factory. there have been raids in different parts of the city, this one involving armed units. the police regard themselves as in a race against time, trying to find other members of the network to prevent further attacks. this was just one of a number of police operations carried out in manchester today. you will be aware that the level of activity in this investigation is intense and is continuing at a fast pace. it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating.
it continues at a pace. late afternoon and a new arrest, this time on the street in wigan. a man detained. police say he was carrying a suspicious package. the uk is now a country on high alert. this was reading this morning. and this was the scottish parliament in edinburgh. outside downing street, soldiers were patrolling alongside police. eventually, 3,800 troops will be deployed. elsewhere, the changing of the guard at buckingham palace was cancelled, a nation living with the expectation of an imminent attack. we have now gone to a critical level in terms of the threat. operation temperer has now been invoked, and that means there will be additional military personnel coming to backfill the armed police officers so that they can support other areas. all of the special operations
are aimed at discovering the circle linked to salman abedi, the manchester bomber. it has become clear that he was part of a terror cell. police today were examining his house in south manchester. abedi may have been a mule, the bomb carrier. the bomb makers may still be at large. he returned to the uk from libya a few days before the attack. abedi worshipped at the didsbury mosque. one of the trustees today condemned monday's attack, although he didn't take any questions. the horrific atrocity that occurred in manchester on monday night has shocked us all. it has indeed shocked us all. this act of cowardice has no place in our religion, or any other religion for that matter. on monday, salman abedi carried out a suicide attack
at the manchester arena. 22 people were killed and 64 injured. today, the new york times revealed pictures from the crime scene in the foyer of manchester arena. they appear to show the remnants of the bomber‘s rucksack, the metal fragments used in the attack, and a possible detonator located in his left hand. british security officials expressed astonishment and disbelief that the pictures had been leaked. all day in manchester, people have come to the town hall to lay flowers and remember. just plain. everyone seems to know someone who was there or their daughter had a friend there. it's like we are all linked together and we kind of... it's like it happened to someone in your family. i wanted to come, i bought a red, white and blue rose down and wrote some words.
ifelt like i had to come. tonight, manchester is a city that knows there may be people in its midst who have planned mass murder and may strike again. gavin hewitt, bbc news, manchester. a prime challenge in the early stages of the investigation is to create a comprehensive profile of the bomber, salman abedi. it's known he was born here in manchester to libyan parents who came to britain as refugees from the regime of colonel gaddafi. abedi was, for a period, a student at the university of salford. it's also known that he'd travelled to libya and returned a few days before the attack. our special correspondent ed thomas reports now on the bomber, his background and what may have motivated him. suicide bomber salman abedi, an extremist who attacked the city of his birth. now investigators surround his home. like everyone here, they want answers. this man knew abedi.
he had watched him come and go from manchester to libya. now he can't believe what his neighbour did. unbelievably disgusting, to be honest. especially for a muslim. and a libyan as well. to us, obeying the law of the country is the most priority number one. that's what the prophet teaches us. some talk of erratic behaviour, of abedi chanting in the street. he was shouting in arabic. eidams know the language. —— i don't know their language. the bbc has been told a black flag with islamic writing hung outside his home. many had no idea what it meant. i saw some sort of flag outside. with islamic writing on it? ididn't i didn't really look at it. was it english writing?
no. a community worker who didn't want to go on camera has told us that two people who knew salman abedi at college went to police several years ago. they said he was supporting terrorism and had expressed a view that being a suicide bomber was ok. greater manchester police will not comment on those claims. and what about the manchester bomber‘s family? this is his brother ismail, now under arrest in libya for supporting so—called islamic state. this is abedi's father, affiliated to extremists, the libyan islamic fighting group, now back home in libya. on his facebook page, he praises al-qaeda fighters in syria. today he gave an interview in libya minutes before he was detained, defending himself and his son. translation: he does not belong to any organisation. i know this about him. he does not hide it from me. i a lwa ys him. he does not hide it from me. i always discuss things with me. i am sure andi always discuss things with me. i am sure and i believe that salman would
not do such a thing, but there are hidden hands behind us, security organisations, in order to harm the libyan community, especially the youth. he did not travel to syria, i have seen his two passports and he never hides anything from me. there was no apology. before he left south manchester, we are told he would sometimes lead in prayers in this mosque. he's there all the time when the prayers are happening. he's a guy who announces. police now want to know if anyone else knew what salman abedi and his father believed. salman abedi's father was well—known in the moss? oh, yeah. a good man? he is a good man. suhaib is close to the trustees at didsbury mosque. like many, he had no idea of the family's extremist links. we know he is connected to extremist fighters in libya, groups close to al-anda. right. they did not show it to us.
is that a problem, though? people like yourself, good people, don't know who they are with? the mosque trustees have to do more about that. leaders of communities have to sit together. a lot of thought needs to be done in the mosque. tonight, didsbury mosque said salman abedi was a coward whose crime had no place in their religion, a man willing to kill and hurt in the city that was once his home. ed thomas, bbc news, south manchester. let's stay for a moment with the libyan context. salman abedi had strong family links with libya, he travelled there recently, his pa rents a re travelled there recently, his parents are libyan by birth, his younger brother was arrested in tripoli today accused of links with so—called islamic state. in a moment we'll speak to our security correspondent gordon corera outside mi5,
but first to our middle east correspondent, quentin sommerville, who's in libya where, as we've heard, the father and one of the brothers of salman abedi were arrested today. we mentioned these visits to libya by salman abedi, what is the likelihood of the possibility that he became radicalised on these visits? we have heard this evening from the militia which detained the younger brother, hashim, and ramadan, the father. hashim was planning an attack in tripoli, they are holding him in the belief that he had links to the so—called islamic state. the journey taken by salman here was a regular trip. his parents left libya as part of an exodus during the time of one gaddafi. gaddafi has said it was extremists who were fleeing here. that is not the whole story, another exodus happened in libya
after 2011, when gaddafi was ousted. but exodus was thousands of libyan fighters heading towards the rear. they had ta ken fighters heading towards the rear. they had taken the skills they had learned in the battle against gaddafi and hold them further in syria. then they returned here to libya with those sharp and skills and set up a base for islamic state and set up a base for islamic state and syria within this country. western governments do not have a presence inside libya. they closed all of their embassies, making it much more difficult for western intelligence agencies to have a presence and to gather information on the likes of the abedis and others who might have links to extremist groups in syria, iraq, in libya and in europe. thank you, quentin. let's go to m15 headquarters in london. gordon, can we talk about the reports that there we re we talk about the reports that there were warnings given maybe five years ago about the conduct and views of
salman abedi, what is the response to that? at m15 they are prepared for tough questions about what they knew and when about salman abedi. we know he was known to the authorities this morning, that is what the home secretary said, today we learned much more about a number of people raising concerns about extremist behaviour and that being flagged to the authorities. that would have meant a risk assessment would have been dead and there would be questions about whether anything was missed, anything significant. at m15 they stress that their priority is they stress that their priority is the current ongoing and urgent investigation into him, into that network, trying to establish particularly who made the bombs, because they look like sophisticated devices, a sophisticated device, from the picture leaked to the new york times. that has raised concerns about who the bomb maker might have been, assuming it was not salman abedi. i understand there are
concerns about unaccounted for materials, which might be chemicals used to make the bomb, there might be more out there which were purchased or gotten hold of van were used in this device, which might be one of the reasons that the threat level has gone up too critical. gordon, on your comment about the images released in the american media, some thoughts on the tensions between the uk and the usa where this intelligent sharing is meant to happen? real tension tonight. yesterday there were concerns because british authorities were trying to keep the name of salman abedi out of the press to allow the investigation to continue, it was briefed by us law enforcement to us media and the home secretary said she talked to us counterparts, just hours after that there was an even larger leak of pictures from the investigation itself of the device. one person i spoke to said it was on another level and there was
astonishment and disbelief in whitehall at the level of the leak. police officers have said tonight that such a breach of trust, in their words, undermines the investigation. strong words. thank you. so far, 1a of the 22 victims of monday's bombing have been identified. they include 15—year—old olivia campbell. she was named today. the police say they know the identities of everyone who was killed, but among those not named so far is an off—duty policewoman who was at the concert. her husband and two children survived, but they're being treated for injuries. our special correspondent, allan little, has been finding out more about some of the victims. as their names emerged today, one thing was inescapable — the extreme youth of so many. there is a special anguish in this,
the carefree tenderness of the lives lost. olivia campbell from bury was 15. her family spent yesterday frantically searching for her. they learned early today that she had died. her mother, charlotte, posted this message on facebook. saffie roussos was eight. she went to tarlton community primary school in lancashire. this morning, her classmates at assembly sang, don't stop believing. her mother and sister are still in hospital. she was loved by everyone. her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair. saffie comes from a close, loving family and we can only imagine what they're going through. marcin and angelika klis, from poland, lived in york. this photograph was taken shortly before the attack.
they'd come to collect their daughters from the concert. their girls lost both parents in an instant. i've been a deirdre barlow super fan. she's always been my favourite character. this is martyn hett, speaking to the bbc in 2015. he was 29, gregarious, full of enthusiasm. a friend wrote, our wonderful, iconic and beautiful martin didn't survive — he left this world factory how he lived, centre of attention. kelly brewster was 32 and from sheffield. she died shielding her 11—year—old niece from the blast. her partner wrote, "kelly really was the happiest she'd ever been. we had so many things planned together." georgina callander had adored ariana grande since childhood and had met her. she was 18 and a second year student of health and social care, planning a career committed to helping others. john atkinson, who was 28
and from bury, also studied health and social care. "one in a million", his friends said. "loved by so many. a true gentleman." jane tweddle—taylor was a school receptionist and a mother of three from blackpool. she was waiting for a friend's daughter. "she is irreplaceable", her colleagues said, "bubbly, kind, welcoming, funny, generous." neljones was 1a and described by her teachers as a bright and popular pupil, always smiling. it feels like the school has lost a sister, they said, not a classmate. sorrell was also 1a and from leeds. her mother and grandmother were injured, her grandmother critically. her sister survived without injury. miohelle kiss was married with three young children. her family issued a statement saying, "family was her life, she has been taken from us
in the most traumatic way imaginable." friends lisa lees and alison howe were waiting for their 15—year—old daughters. both girls survived the blast, but their mothers died side—by—side. look into these faces and youth and optimism beam back at you. children, young parents, leading normal, blameless lives. allan little, bbc news. manchester. alison howe and lisa lees lost their lives in the attack. our correspondentjudith moritz has been to royton in oldham, to speak to their friends in the community there. lisa lees and alison howe — mums, friends and a real part of this community. today would have been alison's birthday. she grew up here with schoolmates who became soulmates, after 30 years of friendship. she was just the best one out of us all. she just kept us all grounded. she was just amazing. she was our forever friend.
we're going to miss her loads. it must be very hard to take in this? it doesn't seem real yet. it's not sunk in. she was very selfless, did everything for us. anyone in royton who knows us, knows all of us, and they all know us as a team, and we're always together and the loss of alison, without a shadow of a doubt, has broken all of us. lisa and alison had gone to collect their daughters from the concert, they were caught in the blast before they could reach their children. i know lisa a long time. she used to work at a shop next to me and i know her daughter, lauren, as well. lauren came to my shop over the weekend and she showed me her tummy, and that she's expecting a baby. now the baby won't ever be able to see the grandma. it's just so sad. lisa and alison were loved here and their loss will be felt by so many in this town. the bereavement counsellors have been brought in to
help those who need it. at the town hall, people who knew the ladies — and plenty who didn't — queued up to sign a book of condolence. what's evident to us is that there is a need here today and so that's why we're here, to recognise that need and play our part and to share the pain and the grief. today, teenagers cried for the loss of their friends mums and mothers wept too as all of this town takes in just what it has lost. judith moritz, bbc news, royton. two teenage victims of monday's bombing had travelled to the pop concert from the island of barra, in the outer hebrides. laura macintyre is said to be in a serious condition in hospital. her friend, eilidh macleod, is still missing. our scotland correspondent, lorna gordon, has been to barra and reports now on the island's reaction. on the outer most edge
of the country an island community, touched by terror in a city far away. a dark cloud has come down upon the island, a real dark cloud. people are... they're a bit in a daze. we're all in a daze. we don't know what to say, what to do. two of barra's own were at the concert in manchester, laura macintyre, who's 15 — seen here on the left — is in a serious condition in hospital. her friend, 14—year—old eilidh macleod, is still unaccounted for. two wonderful, lovely children who have contributed through the years, through their growing up, to the community enormously. the families are distraught with worry and concern. they're concerned for each other, they're concerned for their children. they support each other and just wait and hope and pray. at the island's school, support is being offered to the teenagers' friends and fellow pupils.
our school and island community are in shock, feeling numb and struggling to come to terms with it. our thoughts and prayers are with eilidh and laura, their family and friends as they struggle to cope. barra is small place, it is a place where people know each other well and they are suffering together here, the pain is felt by all. all i'm trying to do is trying to lift people along with me and just saying, we've got to carry each other because we have to be there for one another but, most importantly, for the two families. they are pulling together here in this tight—knit island community, hurting, but helping each other through this difficult time. laura gordon, bbc news, barra, in the outer hebrides. well, in st ann's square, here in manchester, people have been
laying flowers and messages in memory of those caught up in monday's attack. our correspondent, sophie long, is there now. yes, huw, ithink yes, huw, i think that great sense of shock that was so palpable in the immediate aftermath of monday night's terror attack is nowjust starting to subside, but in its place a great sense of sadness and here, st ann's square, right in the heart of the city centre, has become the vocal point for the expression of that sadness. throughout the course of the day many hundreds of people have come here, they've come to lay flowers, to reflect and leave m essa 9 es to lay flowers, to reflect and leave m essa g es of to lay flowers, to reflect and leave messages of condolences for the families, for the parents who lost children here. a little earlier this evening a group of religious leaders from many different faiths came and spoke to the crowds who have gathered here. they spoke about the horror of what had happened, but also of the hope and the unity that
has been shown in this city since. one said that they haven't come here to preach to people, but to be with people. when you speak to the people who are coming here, huw, you get the sense that they're just beginning to get the sense of realisation of what happened here. one woman said it's like it happened to her own family. they are coming here to share their pain, but also to share and show their strengthen. one messiage said, "we are grieving, but we are strong." another, down there, says, "we stand together." the scene in st ann's square in central manchester tonight. thanks to sophie long for conveying those m essa 9 es to sophie long for conveying those m essa g es to to sophie long for conveying those messages to us. one of the key questions for the british authorities is how salman abedi became radicalised, and the influences on him in recent years. there are reports that his character
and conduct changed and some in the local muslim community insist that they reported their concerns about him to the police five years ago. our home editor, mark easton, takes a closer look at the government's counter—terrorism strategy and how it has been implemented here in manchester. in the streets of south manchester, condemnation of monday's attack is total. but from this area more than a dozen men have been identified as having been radicalised and then followed the path of extremism. salman abedi is just the latest. the question which screams at you at times like this is — how can we stop young people from being radicalised in the first place?
the government's answer is prevent a controversial strategy which requires public workers and others in the community to report any possible signs of extremism to police. in the market, i met a stallholder who told me he was acquitted of terrorism charges four years ago. from his perspective, the prevent strategy confuses extremism with religious devotion. it's mainly spying on the community. that's what my opinion is. but it's there to try to stop people from becoming extremists? what is an extremist? what is a sign of extremism? from my case, when i was accused of being a terrorist, they said extremism is practising yourfaith. we were told that if you're praying five times a day, that's the first step of extremism. prevent, to you, is really quite personal, then? when it's targeting innocent people then, yeah. no one extremes with extremism or terrorism in any form, but when you're discriminating
against a set of people within the community that have lived in peace for many years, i think that's... that's extreme and racist and terrorism itself. elsewhere on the market, though, people are supportive of prevent. there's a lot of things going on in terrorism. that's very bad for the community, all these things. some people think it is spying on your own community. no. i don't think so. it's now emerged that some people did call an anti—terrorism hotline, trying to alert the authorities to salman abedi's radicalisation, just as prevent encouraged them to do. one imam who works with the government programme says muslims must be listened to. if things have been missed it, if things have been lost and i'm telling you, for one, i will be the strongest voice out there to say why, and bring those people to task. because this is our faith, from my perspective, which has been maligned. the new mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, campaigned to scrap prevent, claiming it was toxic.
she has written about extremism and thinks the current policies are not being properly explained. prevent has got a branding problem. absolutely. i am a supporter of it. i am critical of it. it has flaws. it's not perfect. how can anybody with a sane mind and some intellect be against that? politicians reference prevent as evidence of how they're working with the muslim community. others as proof of their toughness in targeting islamic extremism. such mixed messages may be the policy's greatest challenged. mark easton, bbc news, manchester. campaigning in the general election is due to resume tomorrow following the pause to respect the victims of the manchester bombing.
our political correspondent, iain watson, is at westminster. i say to be resumed, of course that's not true across the board? no, that's right, huw, the usual elements of a political campaign, the rallies and street stalls the slagging matches have been set aside these past few days. but the prime minister and jeremy corbyn spoke this afternoon and they agreed on a phased relaunch of politics as we know it. first of all, tomorrow, huw, an act of remembrance. at 11.00am a minute's silence will be observed across all government buildings and more widely to remember the manchester victims. after that local campaigning by the main parties will resume. it won't be until friday that the conservatives and labour relaunch their national campaigns. i think their national campaigns. i think the tone of those campaigns, it's often been robust, sometimes shrill, the tone of the campaign will change. for example, jeremy corbyn on friday is giving a speech on democracy and british values, but
not every party will adopt a restrained tone. ukip are launching their manifesto tomorrow. their leader, paul nuttall, has told me it will be setting o a clear—cut and uncompromising agenda after manchester and will be in his words "identifying the problem in a way that other parties are unwilling or too cowardly to do so." iain, thank you again. our political correspondent with the latest at westminster. just a reminder that you can keep up to date on all the latest developments on the manchester attack by visiting our website at bbc.co.uk/news. the reports and analysis from experts are there on the latest stages of the investigation. i'll be back later in the programme, but for the rest of the day's news let'sjoin sophie. president trump has vowed to use his presidency to promote peace after meeting pope francis for the first time at the vatican. donald trump described their talks as "inspirational" and said meeting the pope had been "the honour of a lifetime." the two men have clashed in the past
over issues such as climate change, migration and building a wall on the us—mexico border. from the vatican, here's our north america editor, jon sopel. ever so slowly, and flanked by the swiss guard, the leader of the world's pre—eminent superpower walked through the vatican to meet the leader of one of the world's pre—eminent religions. and were there ever two more different people? pope francis, with just the merest hint of a smile. president trump, beaming. they sat across from each other in the pontiff‘s study, as though one was going for a job interview. but there were lighter moments. as melania trump was presented, the pope wanted to know, "do you feed him lots of potica?" — a slovenian cake. her facial expression suggested she hadn't expected that as a question. the president gave the pope bound copies of the works of martin luther king. the pope gave the president some of his encyclicals, including, pointedly, one on the environment and the dangers of global warming.
after two world leaders have had a difficult discussion their normal mantra is "there is more that unites us than divides us." that may well be true but make no mistake — the divisions between the pope and president trump are significant. during the election campaign, when pope francis visited the us—mexico border, he said that people who choose to build walls and not bridges weren't christian. he actually said that maybe i'm not a good christian, or something! it's unbelievable! donald trump said those comments were disgraceful. and in february, just after donald trump had tried to introduce his travel ban from six mainly muslim countries and suspended the refugee programme, the pope tweeted, "how often in the bible the lord asks us to welcome migrants and foreigners, reminding us that we too are foreigners!" the visit concluded with a tour of the sistine chapel, and the awe—inspiring lastjudgment by michelangelo.
the vatican said the discussions had been cordial, a connection has been made. the president and first lady have now arrived in brussels ahead of tomorrow's nato summit. yes, he's warmed to the organisation, but his determination to get member states to cough up more money is unchanged. he really wants to persuade nato members to step up and fully meet their obligations under burden sharing. the 2% of gdp was a target they all agreed to. i think you could expect the president to be very tough on them. on the streets, thousands turned out to protest at donald trump's arrival. feminists, immigration campaigners, trades unions. welcome to europe, mr president. jon sopel, bbc news, brussels. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. high street giant marks and spencer has seen its profits plummet in the last year. they dropped by 64% to £176 million. the retailer said the cost
of overhauling the business, a decline in clothing sales and the costs of opening new food stores were partly to blame. thousands of people have fled their homes in the philippines as islamist militants, linked to the islamic state group, took over parts of the southern island of mindanao. president rodrigo duterte has defended his decision to declare martial law on the island and has threatened to extend it across the country. china's credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in nearly 30 years. moody's, one of the world's big three ratings agencies, reduced china's rating by one notch to a1 — its fifth highest. the move's because of fears that growth in the world's second—biggest economy will slow in the coming years. five people have died in a crash involving a lorry and a car on the m6 in staffordshire. four women and a man, who were all in the car, died in the accident which happened between stoke—on—trent and stafford in the early hours of this morning. the lorry driver's been arrested
on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. liz copper reports. the crash was on the southbound stretch of the m6 between stoke—on—trent and stafford. the emergency services were called just after 4.30am in the morning. foui’ women and a man travelling in the car — a nissan micra — were killed, while another man, in his 405, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. we're still in the very early stages of the investigation. it appears that it was quite a catastrophic collision between the lorry and the car, so it was a very challenging scene. the lorry driver, who's from the west midlands, is being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. the motorway was shut southbound for almost eight hours, leading to lengthy tailbacks. the motorway has now fully reopened, but accident investigators will want to establish exactly how this crash could have happened, when it was early in the morning, traffic would have been relatively light and driving conditions were apparently good. police are still trying to trace
the victims‘ next of kin and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. liz copper, bbc news, stafford. those other day's of the main stories, now back to huw edwards in manchester. thank you. thousands of manchester united football fans are in stockholm tonight where their team has been playing in the europa league final. security had been stepped up significantly in the past 2li—hours. our sports editor, dan roan, is in stockholm and we canjoin him now. united had a huge responsibility coming into this game this evening. the atrocity on monday evening had rented the result tonight's europa league final in stockholm almost irrelevant, yet the human value of the occasion had been allocated. united's players fully aware that
their club is a world—renowned symbol of the city of man stand that they had an opportunity to give something back, a job to do, and they delivered. —— backweb is a world—renowned symbol of the city of manchester. it may sound and look like the normal build—up to a big european final, but this is no normal match. amid a measured security presence, thousands of manchester united fans we re thousands of manchester united fans were here to support but also to be pa rt were here to support but also to be part ofan were here to support but also to be part of an expression of sporting solidarity. it's a lot more than a football match now, it's about showing our respects. obviously, the tragedy in manchester, the kids and people that lost their lives. how hard will this be for the team? it's got to spur them on. they have got to win it for manchester and make manchester proud. inside a stadium filled with emotion, the players emerged, sports significant split firmly into is perspective. united aware however, that if ever the city needed a performance to be proud of, it was
no. both teams taking their place in the centre circle is football paid its respects. silence. the silence was quickly followed by applause. cheering and applause. if united felt the pressure, it did not show. paul pogba's deflected shot giving his side the start they had grave. manchester united lead. the sense of release obvious, although managerjose—maria remained unmoved. not so for those in the stands, nor those watching back in manchester. a route moment of
celebration in a week of unimaginable pain. too often this season unimaginable pain. too often this season united have sat back and defended leeds, this time they are extended. henrikh mkhitaryan, despite having his back to goal, brilliantly flicking home. united we re brilliantly flicking home. united were two up and comfortable. ajax we re were two up and comfortable. ajax were kept at bay. wayne rooney granted a late appearance as questions over his future continue. moments later united sealed a win, the importance of which is hard to overstate. manchester united have done it. mourinho finally letting emotions show. despite the burden carried, united delivered not just show. despite the burden carried, united delivered notjust a trophy for their farms, united delivered notjust a trophy for theirfarms, but a united delivered notjust a trophy for their farms, but a tribute for their city. those celebrations will no doubt be tainted with sadness but it was a monumental win for manchester united, delivering champions league
football once again, meaning they have finally won the europa league, the trophy that constantly eluded them, and it ensures thatjose mourinho‘s first season has ended with a trophy. and they were able to dedicate the victory to the city that they represent. thank you, dan roan. in central manchester earlier this evening, leaders of the city's muslim community attended a vigil and expressed their outrage at the actions of salman abedi. they also called for an even greater effort to combat the global extremism which targets children and young people in order to further its cause. our special correspondent, fergal keane, assesses the basis of the terrorists‘ strategy and the battle to fight it. there are some distressing images in this report. it can be hard to define in words the precise opposite of hate. except that you know it when you see it in here. manchester, manchester! there are not a part of us,
they are not a part of us. an elderlyjewish woman and her muslim neighbour join the crowd. we came as individuals, two friends who feel the same sadness and agree what has happened has happened, we both share together. it feels as if the immensity of what has happened is still settling. and with that, searching questions. these young men were observing manchester united's moment of silence. and reflecting on what led another young mancunian to spread destruction in this city. young people going into that and getting trapped, they're not thinking with their own minds, they're letting other people think for them. these people have failed at life, basically. i think they are looking for a way out. extremism offers certainty and belonging. it's an ideology of supremacy, offers no mercy to adults and children.
in muslim neighbourhoods, they are asking the same question as the rest of britain. how could terrorists deliberately target children? why? manchester, though, is the latest atrocity in a global campaign, characterised by pitiless brutality. here, but a few of the attacks on children. beslan, 200a. 186 children killed. toulouse, 2012. a man who used to be a petty criminal, killed children, along with the 8—year—old girl he held by the hair as he shot her. pesce bar, 2014, where i witnessed
the aftermath of the murder of 122 children. this boy was wounded and his mother was murdered. i will advise them to spend most of the time with their friends, and focus on their studies. and don't think about it. that is how much they will think about that, they will hurt too much. this is also a battle against the dehumanising idea. for which europe's struggle against nazi ante semitism might offer guidance. it forces all europeans, notjust german. to question their own cultural underpinning. and i think that the same process is going to have to happen if isis are to be defeated. here, they are already fighting the battle.