Calling into BBC’s 5 Live Breakfast programme on Wednesday morning, father demanded the Government take action and crack down on Islamic extremism.
He said: “I’m absolutely seething after being in tears yesterday.
“The root cause of this and nobody, because of political correctness [will say this], these mosques are preaching hate, the Islamic schools are peaching hate… this is killing our children.
“It is absolutely ridiculous. It is about time someone had the balls to stand up to these people and [demand] some action.
“The security services had this person on their radar, not acceptable. It could have been my kids, it is absolutely ridiculous.
“A peace march and lighting candles achieves nothing. They don’t give a monkeys about that, they don’t care.Action and it needs to be done yesterday.
“And if we need money for more armed forces and security services find it, it needs to be done.”
Home Secretary Amber Rudd was put on the spot on Sky News earlier today as the host asked why the Manchester bomber, who was known to authorities, had not been more closely monitored by security services.
This is killing our children… it’s about time someone had the b**** to stand up to these people
Sarah-Jane Mee said: “Information gathering as you said, still going on it’s very much a fast moving investigation.
“We are learning more about the attacker himself, where he was in the last couple of days, obviously he has strong links to Manchester.
“We are also hearing he was on a watch list. People at home will be thinking, they hear this a lot, when there is an attack, it comes out after the event that attacker was known to authorities. Was on a watch-list but perhaps wasn’t considered a credible threat.
“Was this man on the watch-list and why wasn’t he being monitored?”\
The Home Secretary admitted that the man was known “up to a point” by intelligence services but refused to comment further.
She said: “Well we do know that he was known up to a point to the intelligence services.
“I’m sure we will get more information about him over the next few days and over the next few weeks.”
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, later the Home Secretary said:
“The security services will know a lot of people that does not mean they are expected to arrest everybody they know.”