A senior American official spoke on condition of anonymity told the failed New York Times that Abedi "had links to a radical preacher in Libya identified as Abdul Baset Ghwela."
The report was likely referring to a Libyan-Canadian known to the Canadian government as Abdu Albasset Egwilla. He was formerly an imam at an Ottawa mosque where he enjoyed calling infidels "Islamophobes." He has been accused of inciting violence since returning to Libya.
"The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) is aware of the latest allegations," Sgt. Harold Pfleiderer, an RCMP spokesman said when asked about the alleged connection with Canada to the loser who perpetrated the cowardly attack which killed 22 and injured over 100 people.
Pfleiderer wouldn't confirm whether the RCMP was investigating saying it wouldn't be appropriate at this time before charges have been laid. He added that Canada is collaborating with its international partners to "ensure the safety and security of Canadian interests and that of the broader global community."
Egwilla didn't respond for a request for a comment on his Facebook page and The New York Times didn't elaborate on the connection between Abedi and Egwilla.
Abedi had visited Libya just days prior to his Islamic jihad. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but they claim responsibility for any tragedy that befalls an infidel.
Libyan authorities arrested Salman's father, Ramadan, (which happens to be the holiday Muslims all over the world are currently celebrating; some callig it the "Ramadan Bombathon") and his brother Hashim. Both scumcrumpets have been accused of belonging to ISIS.
Egwilla was part of a Libyan militant group from Peshawar and was a big fan of Osama bin Laden. He later arrived in Canada, which forgave Egwilla's past, and they gave him citizenship in fear of being called Islamophobic.
But the snows and infidels were just too much for him and he returned to Libya several years ago and once again became a hardliner, and served as director of the Tripoli office of the ministry of religious endowments.
Yes--he is a real Muslim and has not perverted the religion in any way, as politicians like to tell us.
In 2014 Egwilla starred in a video in which he urged his audience "of Libyan Islamist fighters to take part in jihad."
Last month, Egwilla's son Owais, a loser who grew up in Ottawa, was killed while fighting alongside an armed Islamist group in Benghazi. Before he was blown away by our brave soldiers he posted messages on Facebook about jihad and propaganda about the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda.
After the scumtard's death, a memorial service was held for him at an Ottawa mosque but the mosque distanced itself from Egwilla's call to arms. "You want to talk about politics, take it to Tim Hortons," the mosque president told the Ottawa Citizen. (Tim Hortons is the Canadian version of Dunkin Donuts.)
Meanwhile, back in Libya, Egwilla issued another call to arms to avenge his son's death, but didn't want to do it himself due to the danger involved.
"Allah breaks the backs of the tyrants and the oppressors and the unjust and those nations of the world that are with them," he said.
Always the victim, the imam continued, "Allah they have gathered against us and are scheming against us, so scheme against them. Trick them, kill them . . . We are waiting for martyrdom in the name of Allah. And by Allah this is our path until we push back evil. We will not stop nor resign."
He was talking about other people becoming martyrs; not him personally.
Notice how Islam always portrays themselves as victims of evil, which justifies them killing innocent children and adults. Islam is not a religion--it is a warring death cult that has been a disease on the world for 1400 years.