Introduction — Sept 18, 2015
Since 7/7 happened more than ten-years-ago, only one person has been killed in the UK by “Islamic terror” in the intervening decade. As Craig Murray points out below, that was Lee Rigby and as we’ve highlighted elsewhere, that whole incident looks highly suspect.
The former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010 offers his assessment of the threat posed by Muslim extremists. His appraisal is blunt and to the point but a whole lot more convincing than that of Andre Parker, the current head of MI5. Ed.
3,000 domestic extremists plotting to attack Britain – MI5 chief
Russia Today — Sept 18, 2015
MI5 and counter-terror officers are screening more than 3,000 domestic Islamic extremists willing to conduct attacks in the UK as the government prepares to introduce sweeping new snooping powers.
British men and women, some of whom are in their teens, are being radicalized in a matter of weeks, security sources told the Times on Thursday.
The threat of domestic terror attacks was revealed after Andrew Parker became the first MI5 director-general in the agency’s history to offer a live interview to a broadcaster.
Intelligence officials foiled six plots in the past 12 months alone, he told BBC Radio 4 on Thursday, calling on internet firms to assist UK authorities in their fight against terrorism.