In a press conference from Bethlehem, US President Donald Trump offered his prayers for the people of Manchester following the deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.
In the wake of the attack Trump expressed his 'deepest condolences' to the victims of the Manchester attacks, referring to those responsible as 'evil losers in life'.
"I will call them, from now on, losers, because that's what they are, they're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers, just remember that', he went on to say.
This week Trump signed a $350 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, making it one of the biggest arms deals in US history.
Western interventionalist politics, as well as instability and war in the Middle East have been repeatedly recorded through studies as the most commonly cited justifications behind extremism and terrorism, factors which come out well above religious identity and ideology.
Discrimination against Muslims in the West is another factor which ranks high, and since coming into office Trump has made himself the face of discriminatory and Islamophobic rhetoric in the West.
Today's tragic events raised the question why? How could anyone be pushed to target innocent young girls?
It may be time for world leaders like Trump to change strategy on the 'war on terror', and question their own role in the global rise of terrorism.
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