Government sources have confessed that there are at least 23,000 jihadists in Britain – more than seven times higher than previously revealed.
Until recently, the public had been led to believe there were around 3,000 known jihadists in Britain, with 500 being subject to active investigations led by MI5. Whitehall officials have now disclosed that a further 20,000 individuals have been identified as posing a “residual risk”, according to The Times.
Khalid Masood, who ran down a number of pedestrians and stabbed a police constable to death outside the Palace of Westminster in March 2017, was among the pool of individuals who had been reported to the authorities but was not under active surveillance.
Manchester Arena killer Salman Abedi, a son of Libyan refugees with Islamist links, had also been reported to the authorities, but, as with Masood, “limited resources” allowed him to slip through the surveillance net.
Senior National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism Neil Basu revealed that terror suspects are being arrested “on a near daily basis” in Britain shortly after the Westminster attack – an early hint at the scale of the challenge which Britain faces.
Anthony Glees, the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies director who recently estimated the number of jihadists in Britain at “between 6,000 and 10,000”, described the Whitehall revelations as “horrifying”.
“To have 23,000 potential killers in our midst is horrifying. We should double the size of MI5, as we did in World War Two, and expand the number of intelligence-led police by thousands,” he said.
“We can’t go on as if this wasn’t happening.”
Colonel Richard Kemp, a former member of the COBRA committee and Joint Intelligence Committee, as well as commander of British forces in Helmand, Afghanistan, has also called for robust action, saying that all foreign nationals on the terror watch list who cannot be prosecuted should be deported or interned.
“Every single person who we have intelligence upon, who is known to be involved in terrorism, who is not a UK citizen, and who we cannot prosecute in the courts, we get rid of out this country. We deport them; we send them back to where they came from,” he said.
We do not allow them to roam free on our streets and murder, and maim, and disfigure our children in the way they did in Manchester recently.”
While I hate to disagree with someone as distinguished as Colonel Kemp, but when you have 23,000 jihadists instead of 3,000, then apparently you do allow them to roam free on your streets.
The UK has become a victim of the Islamic methodologies of overtaking the west – increased childbirth to boost their population, getting elected or appointed to public offices, voting to change laws, making violence an everyday event and practicing Sharia law.
Sources estimate that there are 100 Sharia courts, and over 1700 mosques in Britain. It was recently reported that 423 new ones have been built in London. How many of those are storing weapons and training terrorists?
Britain is so overrun with muslims that it may be too late for them to save their country. In contrast, Poland has remained steadfast in refusing to take refugees due to the “madness of the Brussels elites,” who’ve been pushing forced immigration heavily for the past decade.
Which direction will the US pursue?