On Monday, May 22, there was an attack during a concert in Manchester. In all, 22 people died and 59 others were wounded when Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, detonated a homemade bomb outside Manchester Arena on Monday night, at the end of a concert by the American pop singer Ariana Grande.
While Britain has experienced terrorism over several decades, the attack in Manchester was met with particular revulsion because it targeted young people. The Islamic State has said it was responsible.
Those killed in the attack include Saffie Rose Roussos, 8; Georgina Bethany Callander, 18, a health and social care student; John Atkinson, who was in his late 20s; and Kelly Brewster, 32, who had been trying to shield her sister and niece from the blast. A police officer has not been identified. As more victims are identified, parents of the young concertgoers emerged as particularly hard hit.
For more information about the attack, follow the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/world/europe/uk-manchester-bombing-victims.html?_r=0
We have been discussing the end of capitalism for the past quarter, and yesterday we debated whether or not it would be a violent ending or a peaceful one. Radical terrorist from the middle east and other parts of the world have stated their desire to put an end to western culture. Do you think attacks like these have anything to do with the end of capitalism?
Furthermore, have the terrorists been successful over the last decade at eroding confidence in our governments and their ability of to protect us? Does this have an effect on our economy?