UK Raises Terror Threat Level To ‘Severe’

Uk has been a haven for Islamic immigrants escaping the violent Muslim world, London now has whole section of town where the majority are Muslims, and theos are are outright dangerous for non-Muslims to enter without rick to their lives.

Britain’s government has raised the country’s terror threat level to “severe,” Home Secretary Theresa May said Friday. 

 It’s the fourth-highest of five potential threat levels. According to the U.K. government, it means an attack is “highly likely.” But there is no intelligence to what kind of attack is imminent, other that it will  be from Muslim radicals.

May said the threat level was raised because of the risk from the deteriorating situation in Iraq and Syria, where extremist militants Islamist from the group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL). May said, however, that there was no specific threat to Britain that caused the raise in the terror level. This is the first time Britain’s terror threat level has been at “severe” since 2011.

“The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West. Some of these plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have traveled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts,” May said in a statement.

“The first and most important duty of government is the protection of the British people. We have already taken steps to amend our powers and increase our capabilities for dealing with the developing terrorist threats we face. That process will continue and the British public should be in no doubt that we will take the strongest possible action to protect our national security.”

In a statement delivered from Downing Street in London Friday afternoon, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain was facing a “greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before.” He said confronting ISIS was part of a generational struggle that he thought could last “decades.”

“Poisonous ideology of Islam is the root cause of the terror threat,” Cameron said. “We will always act with urgency when needed.”

The West — particularly the U.S. and U.K. — have increased their warnings about ISIS in the wake of the group’s brutal murder of American journalist James Foley last week. A 23-year-old former British rapper is considered a prime suspect in Foley’s beheading. Cameron said Friday that it “increasingly seems to be a British terrorist recorded on that video” of Foley’s murder.

At least 500 people from Britain have traveled to Middle Eastern regions to join ISIS, Cameron said. Western officials have warned about the possibility of ISIS fighters holding Western countries’ passports traveling back to those countries to plan and possibly launch attacks.

 

 

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