“There are probably in the low thousands of people that we are monitoring in London.” What? In London alone? To say nothing of the rest of Absurd Britannia? Will Johnson or David Cameron or some expert Moderate Muslim like Maajid Nawaz kindly explain how this Misunderstanding of Islam grew to these epidemic proportions? Everyone (outside of greasy Islamophobes, that is) knows that jihad terror has nothing (nothing!) to do with genuine article or with Islam itself, which in its proper understanding is as warm and cuddly as a teddy bear named Muhammad — no scratch that, Muslims rioted over one of those a few years back.
Nonetheless, the question remains. Will no one on the Supine Isle ask Cameron to look up from his bangers and mash and explain? Will no one belly up next to Boris Johnson at the pub and ask him over a pint of ale exactly how this Islam That Has Nothing To Do With Islam got so very far out of hand? Will no one ring the BBC and ask the respected journos why exactly it’s bigoted to say that there should not be thousands of possible jihad terrorists in London? Will no one in the British intelligentsia pause to ponder the fact that thousands of child rapists preyed on British girls while authorities stood by and did nothing, cowering in fear that if they did do anything, Nick Lowles or Fiyaz Mughal would call them racists?
Death Knell of Britain Update: “Security services monitoring ‘thousands’ of terrorism suspects in London, says Boris Johnson,” by Gordon Rayner, Telegraph, October 10, 2014 (thanks to John):
The security services are monitoring “thousands” of terrorist suspects in London, Boris Johnson has disclosed, suggesting the threat from Islamist extremists may be far greater than has previously been admitted.
Until now, it was thought that the main danger came from around 500 jihadis who have travelled to Syria and Iraq from the UK to join Isil or al-Qaeda fighters, around half of whom have returned to Britain.
But the Mayor of London suggested the threat from home-grown terrorist plots was far more widespread than the relatively small numbers of extremists who have gone abroad to fight.
Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “In London we’re very very vigilant and very very concerned. Every day – as you saw recently, we had to raise the threat level – every day the security services are involved in thousands of operations.
“There are probably in the low thousands of people that we are monitoring in London.”
Speaking about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) he said: “London has a particular concern, because probably of the five or six hundred that are out there, we think a third, maybe more – maybe half – come from the London area.
“If and when they come back, we have a real job to deal with them.”…