A British man has been arrested and detained after praising the Paris terror attacks on social media and threatening that Manchester, in the North of England, will be next.
The 21-year-old man from Todmorden, West Yorkshire was arrested yesterday morning. He is being held in police custody on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.
His comments were made of Facebook on Sunday night, just two days after 132 innocent people were murdered during the Paris attacks perpetrated by Islamic State terrorists.
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.”
The comment was visible for around 45 minuets before being deleted. The man was arrested after appalled Facebook users reported the ISIS supporter to the police, the Mirror reports.
One responded: “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 blasted: “All those people and children losing their lives and you think you’re funny writing s*** like this? Scumbag.”
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police stated: “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. The male remains in custody whilst police investigate the offence.”