UK Terror Threat Level Raised To Severe, Jihadist Attack Now “Highly Likely”
Because Muslim terrorists, who have nothing to do with Islam, are threatening to attack Britain for the glory of “Allah” and his religion …
Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”
By Nicholas Cecil, London Evening Standard – “Britain’s terror threat level was dramatically raised to severe today amid fears that UK jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria could launch attacks.
The severe warning means an attack is ‘highly likely’, rather than the earlier assessment of substantial where a terror strike is ‘a strong possibility’. Home Secretary Theresa May stressed there was no intelligence to suggest an imminent attack.
After the decision by Britain’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, she added: ‘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 those plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have travelled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts. We face a real and serious threat in the UK from international terrorism. I urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.’
Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe warned days ago that close to 200 potentially ‘militarised’ fighters are back in London. He also proposed UK jihadists have their passports revoked to stop them returning here.
Islamic State have slaughtered thousands as they seized control of swathes of Syria and Iraq. They also beheaded US journalist James Foley, 40, in revenge for US air strikes in Iraq to stop the killings. Mr Foley and other hostages were guarded by a group of British jihadists, known as ‘The Beatles’, with one — ‘John’— featuring in the video of his killing.” Source – London Evening Standard.
U.S. Officials Say ‘Significant Increase’ In Jihadi Chatter Ahead Of 9/11 Anniversary – “U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and amid the continuing battle for supremacy between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, current and former U.S. officials told TheBlaze. ‘We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,’ said a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter. ‘This is certainly concerning’ … Adding to the concern, however, is Al Qaeda’s competition for dominance over the Islamic State, after the two terror groups had a falling out of sorts earlier this year. ‘Core’ Al Qaeda is led by Ayman al-Zawahri, who is fighting to maintain leadership with Muslim followers from his base in Pakistan.” Read more.