The Express left out the most important thing that people in in Britain and all over the West must do, and are certain to do, whenever the Islamic State strikes in their countries: insist that the attack had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam, the religion of peace and tolerance, and that anyone who dares to note that the Islamic State bases everything it does upon Islamic texts and teachings is a racist, bigoted Islamophobe.
“UK cities at risk of BOXING DAY terror attack – and what to do if ISIS strikes,” by Alix Culbertson, Express, December 25, 2015:
…He said: “We’re not going to see the end of this threat by the end of this decade.
No kidding, really? Here’s news: we’re not going to see the end of this threat for decades and centuries to come.
…Mr Geddes has set out a six-point guidance plan to help keep yourself safe if there is a terrorist attack:
1. Situational awareness – If anybody is making you feel uncomfortable, get out of there and tell the authorities. If you are in a busy place such as a shopping centre make sure you know where the exit points are.
2. Listen to your instinct – If you think somebody is acting suspiciously don’t just ignore it
3. Report it – Don’t just leave it to the authorities, a bag left by itself or somebody acting suspiciously, call the anti-terror hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 if it’s urgent
4. Action – If you see or hear guns or other weapons get yourself away from the attacker as soon as possible without crossing their path of attack.
Find a good hiding place, such as a concrete wall or a metal fence and keep yourself low, turn your mobile phone off and keep quiet but call 999 as soon as you can
5. Regroup – If you are in a busy place with a group decide a place you can meet if you get split up
6. Find a safe place – Decide on a restaurant, bar or shop near your work and home where you know you can be safe if something happens.