Of course it’s harder by the day to protect Britons from jihad terror attacks. It’s harder because the British government is anxiously pandering to Islamic supremacist and pro-jihad Leftist groups, instead of facing realistically the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. It’s harder by the day because the British government is paralyzed by fear and in full appeasement mode. This only emboldens the jihadis that British officials should be combating, rather than accommodating.
“‘Harder by the day to protect Britain from terror attacks’ says Defence Secretary,” by John Ingham, Express, September 22, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
PROTECTING Britons from terror attacks is “becoming harder by the day”, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned yesterday.
Intelligence experts have also warned that the Islamic terror threat is yet to peak.
Mr Fallon told a London think-tank the slaughter of 38 tourists, including 30 Britons, on a beach in Tunisia in June shows how difficult it is to defend “our people”.
And he warned that terrorists and other states are “catching up” with Britain, whose technological edge on the battlefield is being eroded.
Mr Fallon told the Royal United Services Institute the upsurge in terrorist activity is making it tougher for the Government to carry out its first duty – protecting the public.
He said: “The first thing to say is that our number one priority will always remain the protection of our people.
“Yet, as the savage murders on a Tunisian beach demonstrate, that task is becoming harder by the day.”
He said that with every homegrown jihadist “battle-hardened in Syria” returning to Britain, the risks increase.
Mr Fallon said: “Last week the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, said Britain is facing an ‘unprecedented and growing terror threat’ with 15 attacks foiled worldwide and six in this country this year alone… with the number of terror plots the highest since 9/11.
“That’s why we have already ringfenced counter-terrorism spending.”
Yesterday senior security source said of the terror threat: “We do not believe we have reached the high-tide mark yet. We think there’s still more to come.”
Latest official figures show a record 299 arrests for terrorism-related offences in the year to March 31, a 31 per cent increase on the previous year and the highest since records began after the 9/11 attacks.
More than 700 Britons have flocked to Iraq and Syria to become jihadists, mainly with Islamic State.
About 70 have been killed in the Middle East while around 350 have returned home and could pose a threat.
But security sources say there is a also a threat from jihadists in Syria using the internet to incite attacks here by Britons….