Man arrested ‘after he praised ISIS on Facebook & warned Manchester will be next’


A man has been arrested after a social media post emerged praising the deadly ISIS terror attacks in Paris – and warned Manchester could be next.

The comments surfaced on Facebook on Sunday afternoon for around 45 minutes before they were removed after a backlash from other users.

A 21-year-old from Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was arrested this morning and remains in police custody on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.

The post read: “My brothers did well in Paris. Now we have proved that there’s a bit of intelligence, planning and synchronization going into our killings.

“You people are starting to realize that we are a force to be reckoned with. WE ARE ISIS, THIS IS OUR TIME NOW.

“Keep your eyes on Manchester, AALUUACKHBAAR! Rip jihadi john.”

Disgusted Facebook users hit out at the shocking rant and reported him to police.

GettyJihadi John
Tribute: The man allegedly posted comments paying tribute to terrorist killer Jihadi John

One said: “Whoever has written this really does want to be ashamed of themselves.”

Another added: “This is just disgusting and disrespectful. How could you be so twisted?”

A third person said: “All those people and children losing their lives and you think you’re funny writing s*** like this? Scumbag.”

At least 129 people were killed during six co-ordinated bomb blasts and shootings in the French capital on Friday evening.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which injured at least 250 more.

AFPolicemen patrol near "Le carillon" restaurant
Response: The comments came after the shocking attacks on Paris, where policemen (pictured) continue to patrol

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “A 21-year-old male from Todmorden has been arrested today for publishing material intending to incite racial hatred.

“This follows a Facebook post supporting Islamic State. West Yorkshire Police take this behaviour seriously, especially in light of the recent events in Paris.

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“The male remains in custody whilst police investigate the offence.”

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