While the media focuses on the presidential primary campaigns, the Islamic State (ISIS) is spreading around the world while threatening our way of life.
Now, the terrorism chief of the U.K. has issued a huge warning, alerting citizens that an “enormous and spectacular” ISIS terrorist attack could happen very soon. This is horrible!
British police are preparing for “enormous and spectacular” potential attacks on the UK as ISIS moves into its “next natural phase,” Britain’s senior counterterrorism officer said Monday.
Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said that in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, ISIS had moved on from a “narrow focus on police and military as symbols of the state, to something much broader.”
“You see a terrorist group that has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we’ve seen foiled to date,” he said, citing as another example the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing of the jet over Sinai in October. All 224 people on board — most of them Russian — were killed.
Rowley also mentioned the need for investigators to guard against terrorist attacks like the recent explosion aboard a Somali passenger plane flying above East Africa. The suspected bomber was blown out of the plane and died and two others were injured in that attack, for which the jihadist group Al-Shabaab took responsibility.
Rowley added in the UK Telegraph that their targets are bigger than ever… And they are ready to strike at the heart of our way of life:
He said: “In recent months we’ve seen a broadening of that, much more plans to attack Western lifestyle, and obviously the Paris attacks in November.
“Going from that narrow focus on police and military as symbols of the state to something much broader. And you see a terrorist group which has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we’ve seen foiled to date.”
He added: “You see a terrorist group that whilst on the one hand has been acting as a cult to use propaganda to radicalise people to act in their name … you also see them trying to build bigger attacks.”
Unlike America, England actually has leadership that will call the threat what it is: “Islamic Terrorism”
— The Independent (@Independent) March 7, 2016
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