Manchester, England, 22 people were killed, 59 others were wounded. It happened at 10:30 last night, just as the concert was ending.
Police say a man detonated an improvised explosive device. He's dead. Investigators say they believe the man acted alone, trying to determine whether he's part of a wider network.
There were reports that the explosive device used nuts and bolts and nails as shrapnel. Children were among those who were killed. There was a concert of the American pop star Ariana Grande. She felt horrible last night, as you can imagine.
A Parent's Nightmare
The first victim was identified as Georgina Bethany Callander, the 18-year-old student who loved pop music. Her Instagram account showed a young and joyful teenager. If you look at her account, she loved animals and Disney films. She died with her mother at her bedside.
Last night, if you were watching social media at all, you read messages like this: "We still haven't found Olivia Campbell. If you see her, please contact."
Charlotte Campbell was one of the parents scrambling to get on Sky News or CNN last night. She said she had last spoken to her 15-year-old daughter Olivia around 8:30 p.m. She was enjoying herself. After the attack, her mom said they hadn't heard anything since: "We phoned all the hospitals. We phoned everywhere we can think. We've posted on every social network, and there's nothing." She said it's the most horrible feeling to know that your daughter is there and you can't find her. You don't know if she's dead or alive. Mrs. Campbell continued, her voice breaking, saying, "I just don't know how people can do this to innocent children."
ISIS today has taken responsibility.
This Is a War Against Evil
I don't think we realize what we're up against. Because we're up against people who are not fighting a war the way the West fights a war. You know, the American revolutionaries, they were called savages because they hid behind trees. They wouldn't line up in giant rows to be slaughtered on the open battlefield. The American revolutionaries fought like the Indians. Quite honestly, they fought with common sense.
Two hundred and thirty years ago, we were considered savages for that. But that's not a savage. We have rules of engagement in war. ISIS has none.
This is a fight --- not because they hate our lifestyle, not because they hate our freedoms, not because of the things that we have done. They fight us because they believe their god commands them. In their twisted ideology, they believe that Allah gives them the right to slaughter the infidel.
Thomas Jefferson's Warning
This is something that our first foreign war was about. Thomas Jefferson warned us: "If we don't stop them, it will continue to go on."
Jefferson urged everyone in the early 1800s to read the Koran, and it was printed in America. And we didn't read excerpts of it. We read the whole thing, and the country united against the Barbary pirates. Our "leathernecks" were sent over with leather around their necks so they wouldn't be beheaded by the Muslims pirates. Make no mistake, this isn't about Muslims. This is about Islamists --- and there is a difference.
I know Muslims. I get along with Muslims. An Islamist is living in the third century. An Islamist believes that they can take your children and use them as slaves, use them as sexual objects, use Christian children for their organs.
Ignorance and Misinformation Will Get Us Killed
There's a lot of news that you don't get. And there's a lot of news that frankly none of us want to hear. But by poking our head in the sand and thinking that somehow or another by changing our language, by being more politically correct, that this is going to be solved, is a mistake. It is foolish and will get us all killed.
You know, when I was on CNN, we did a special on Beslan. And I don't know if you remember what Beslan was, but I fear that it is going to happen again. There's a school in Beslan, and it started on the first day of school. In Russia, they have this tradition that the parents bring their kids to school for the first day of school. And so the parents brought their little kids into school, and there waiting for them were monsters, armed Islamic groups. They ushered everybody into the gym. Anybody who spoke out, anybody who cried, was killed. The mothers and the daughters were raped in front of everyone. It lasted three days. There were 1100 hostages, 777 children. They killed 385.
Why won't they just leave us alone? Why don't we just apologize for whatever it is we've done?
Stop thinking like a Westerner. What do you think is happening in Turkey? Our former president's best friend, Erdagon, is becoming a dictator. Why? Because he believes he's going to be the caliph. He believes he's the one that's going to be the one that brings back the Ottoman Empire. ISIS believes they're going to be the one, not only to bring back the caliphate or Ottoman Empire, but the ones that will hasten the return of the promised one.
Time for a Revelation
If you don't know who the promised one is, read the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation talks about what the end times look like. It is almost as if those who believe in the Twelfth Imam read the Book of Revelation and said, "Oh, we're going to freak these Christians out. I'm going to make up the story about the promised one, the return of the Twelfth Imam. And I'm just going to make their good guy our bad guy and our bad guy the good guy." The way you hasten the return of the promised one is through chaos. That's what they're going for. They know that raping children will horrify us, that killing of children will horrify us.
Manchester wasn't just a random hit. This was a hit on children. They knew they would kill children. You're going to see more of this.
The things that Mercury One has seen as we are now approaching our 7,000th person in Syria and Iraq, moving them out of the region and away from ISIS. That's more than most countries have done --- and you did it. We go in with teams and rescue those who have been taken as sex slaves, those who have been taken to be sold on the open market. Some of them have been raped up to eight times a day for the last two years --- and the world says and does nothing.
We're living in times of chaos. We're living in times where the world doesn't make sense. Paulina, one of the Righteous Among the Nations, told me when I was standing in Auschwitz with my family, how we become the righteous among the nations of this generation. She said, "Just remember one thing, the righteous didn't suddenly become righteous. They just refused to go over the cliff with everyone else."
You can't make sense of the world. You shouldn't try to make sense of the world. The world doesn't make sense. It's trying to tell you and teach you that this is the way that it's supposed to be, with 92 genders. That's not the way the world is supposed to be. Everything in our life is upside down and confusing. There are eternal rules and eternal principles. If we just return to those things and hold tight and don't go over the cliff in anger, don't go over the cliff in rage, don't go over the cliff in political correctness, but unite on the truth. Let's start there.
The truth is, this has a hell of a lot to do with Islam.
The truth is, this isn't every Muslim, but every single terroist is an Islamist. Every single person who has strapped or thought about strapping a bomb to themselves or a child or blowing someone up, or who silently stands by and says, "Well, they kind of deserved it," that is an Islamist. While we didn't have a problem with the German people, we sure as hell had a problem with Nazis.
It's time America finds itself again. Hurry up, America! Wake the hell up! Because we still are the last great hope for freedom in the world.