The Tiny Minority of Extremists has been Extremely busy in Britain. Yet no one seems to get the bright idea to start checking for jihadist sentiments among those wishing to enter the country. “MI5 at full stretch as 20 Islamist terror plots revealed,” from the TimesOnline, with thanks to DP:
TWENTY “major conspiracies” by Islamist terrorists in Britain have been uncovered by the security services, John Reid, the home secretary, has disclosed.
Reid said that the existence of so many plots means that the police and MI5 are fully stretched and cannot divert their precious counter-terrorism resources to a lengthy public inquiry into last year’s London suicide bombings.
Reid revealed the existence of the plots “” far more than have previously been reported “” at a meeting with some of the victims” relatives and survivors of the attacks last week.
He failed to give further details but the claim appears to fit in with briefings by MI5 which suggest that as many as 1,200 potential terrorist suspects may now be in the UK.