“Counter-terrorism units have been making arrests on a near daily basis amid a huge effort to contain the threat to the UK.”
That is dramatic evidence that their entire approach to the jihad threat is wrongheaded and doomed to failure. But no one in the May government seems to be in a particularly reflective mood.
“‘Don’t touch my body!’ Dramatic moment police tried to treat burka-wearing terror suspect after she was shot in London armed raid to ‘foil active plot,'” by Martin Robinson and Thomas Burrows, MailOnline, April 28, 2017:
The 20-year-old Muslim woman shot by police as they foiled an ‘active terror plot’ was taken away on a stretcher in her blood-soaked burka yelling: ‘Don’t touch my body’.
The suspect screamed ‘get off – do not touch me’ as they tried to strip off her clothes and treat her wounds after the raid in Willesden, north London, at 7pm last night.
Dramatic video footage shows the moment elite Met officers smashed through the door, ran up to the first floor flat and then threw in CS canisters before ‘at least six’ shots rang out including two that shattered an upstairs window.
Neighbours heard a woman ‘screaming’ inside before the young suspect lay on the pavement bleeding from her arm and stomach while still wearing her burka.
One said: ‘Doctors were trying to help her. She was shouting: “Do not touch me, do not touch my body”.’
Another witness who saw the raid’s aftermath said: ‘They brought down a lady in a black burka. She had been shot the paramedics stripped off her clothing to get access to the wounded areas.’
The woman – believed to be the first female terror suspect in UK history to be shot by police – was rushed to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition and is too unwell to be arrested under the terrorism act.
Counter-terrorism units have been making arrests on a near daily basis amid a huge effort to contain the threat to the UK.
Activity by police and security services has been running at a high level for a number of years as they attempt to defend Britain against dangers ranging from lone wolf strikes to complex, mass-casualty plots.
Figures show there were 260 arrests for terrorism-related offences last year.
This was a slight fall compared to the previous year, but the number remained high compared with other recent years.
In March it was revealed authorities have thwarted 13 potential attacks in less than four years.
The official threat level for international terrorism has been at severe, indicating an attack is “highly likely”, since 2014.
While Islamic State remains a major focus of the work of police and intelligence agencies, security officials have repeatedly stressed that the threat posed from al Qaida remains.
Counter-terrorism authorities are also handling a rising number of cases of far-right extremism….
Yeah, sure they are. This probably refers to non-Muslims saying rude things to Muslims on buses and in supermarkets.