Manchester attack reveals a new terror

Society cannot address underlying grievances of home-grown terrorists like Salman Abedi

'As a family we're united in standing strong, I ask friends, strangers, relatives to do the same' says Charlotte Campbell whose daughter Olivia (15) died in the Manchester bombing as she addressed a vigil in Bury near Manchester. Video: Reuters

They do things their own way in Manchester – with their own mixture of warmth, wit and chippiness, even when it comes to grieving for the victims of a terrorist attack. The bombing at the Manchester Arena killed 22 people on Monday night.

It was no surprise when a fund to help the victims of the bombing received generous support, but only in Manchester would a crowdfunding effort to buy hospital workers a drink raise more than £10,000 in a matter of hours.

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