“What happened Monday night in Manchester is a tragedy [the Islamic terrorist attack, May 22, 2017]. It is terrorism. And it is evil. There can be neither moral justification of [Salman] Abedi’s actions [the Islamic terrorist who engaged in suicide bombing] nor any mitigating factors for those who indoctrinated, trained, and equipped him; they are just as guilty.
[O]n a broader level, it is essential that policymakers see terrorism as a black and white issue. To see it in shades of gray…is to imply that some terrorism is more legitimate than others. To allow any terrorist group to reap reward from its violence…legitimizes murder.” – Manchester bombing highlights UN hypocrisy on terror by Michael Rubin for the American Enterprise Institute May 23, 2017.