There's that word again: peripheral.
They also used that word to describe that Westminster Bridge guy, Khalid Masood.
PERIPHERAL TO WHAT?!
Peripheral and not considered a threat, they said.
Now it's the same with Abedi?
But was he shopped to MI5 by this Imam? Or did MI5 come across him in other investigations?
Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber, once worked at the local Didsbury Mosque, and the mosque’s imam says that Abedi treated him with “hate” after the religious leader preached against ISIS.
The bomber’s father, Abu Ismael Abedi, was a well-liked figure at the mosque who was also reportedly against ISIS, and the Didsbury Mosque’s imam says that Salman Abedi wasn’t the same after the 2015 speech.
...Abedi attended the mosque in addition to working at it. The Abedi family friend said of Abedi’s father, according to the Guardian: “His boys learned the Qur’an by heart.”
Although authorities say Abedi was known to them before the attack, he’s been described as a peripheral figure at that time.
[source : Salman Abedi & Didsbury Mosque: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Heavy, http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/salman-abedi-didsbury-mosque-islamic-centre-islam-muslim-isis-sharia-father-abu-ismail/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter, 23rd May 2017]