The sister of Salman Abedi told reporters he launched his suicide attack on a concert out of “love for Islam.”
Abedi blew up 22 concert goers in his body blast.
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The Islamic State took credit for the attack.
22 people including an 8 year-old girl were murdered in the bombing.
The Telegraph reported:
Salman Abedi launched his suicide attack out of ‘a love of Islam’ and in twisted revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, his sister has claimed.
Jamona Abedi failed to condemn her brother’s murderous actions but instead claimed to offer an explanation for the atrocity, in which 22 innocent people, many of them children, were killed.
Miss Abedi, who lives in the Libyan capital Tripoli, said her brother had become increasingly violent over the course of the past year, convinced that Muslims were under attack both in the UK and abroad.
He did it out of love for Islam.