WHAT WE NEED NOW IS TOUGH ACTION
The current spate of indiscriminate killing and maiming of civilians in Great Britain by Islamic terrorists reflects the limited success of the counter strategies put in place by Government.
The ‘Prevent’ policy, designed to counter radicalisation of young Muslims, can no longer adequately fight the evolving and moving target which Islamic terrorism has become. All our villages, towns and cities are now under threat.
Our police, emergency and intelligence services are second to none and are at the cutting edge in the fight against terrorism. This they bravely showed again after last night’s barbaric attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.
They must not be let down by a subservience to political correctness. The PM’s speech this morning, and the comments of Baroness Varsi who spoke for the Muslim Community, are to be commended. UK Muslims are rightly outraged by this latest atrocity committed during the holy month of Ramadan. However, further calls to bring communities together, and the promise to get tough with the extremists, must be backed up by robust new measures. Our anti-terrorist policy must evolve with the ongoing threat. The rules of the game have changed.
Last night saw the 3rd attack in as many months which needed no great degree of weaponisation or planning to create carnage in our streets. The security services have foiled 5 attacks in the same period. Its been divulged that an astonishing 500 extremists are currently being watched!
We must then add the phenomenal number of 23,000 extremists in the UK who could become a terrorist threat, plus the hundreds, if not thousands, of UK Jihadis returning from the war-torn Middle East where ISIS is crumbling against a massive military onslaught. It is patently obvious that we simply do not have the means or the manpower to counter this extraordinary situation.
The Government must therefore urgently re-consider Internment and Deportation as entirely appropriate and justifiable additional measures in the war on terrorism. In particular, and at all costs, those ISIS fighters now returning to the UK from the Middle East must be detained before they can resume their clandestine activities.
We are fighting a real war and the civil rights of extremists must take a back seat to the safety of the British public.