The parents of a young girl who was murdered in the Manchester suicide bombing released a strongly worded statement against the British government, calling on it to open its eyes and eradicate terrorism from the country.

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In light of the Manchester terror attack and ahead of the general election in two weeks, the criticism of the British government regarding its methods of handling terror threats is growing. The family of one of the Manchester bombing victims called on the government to “open its eyes” and completely eradicate terrorism from Britain.

18-year-old Georgina Callander was one of the 22 people who were murdered in last week’s terror attack. She was an outstanding student studying health and social care at a college in Lancashire and an avid fan of American pop star Ariana Grande, who performed at the arena before the blast.

Callander and Grande

Callander and Grande Photo Credit: Sky News/Channel 2 News

“Her life was taken away after 18 short years by evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families, for what?” the family’s statement read. “I wish I could say that Georgina is one of the last to die in this way but unless our government opens its eyes we know we are only another in a long line of parents on a list that continues to grow.”