MI5: Islamist Threat Has Increased ‘Dramatically’, Danger Level at 34-Year High


MI5 Director-General Andrew Parker has said the Islamist threat is operating on an unprecedented scale and has increased “dramatically” over the past year.

“In 2017, with all that has happened and much that has not, it is clear that we are contending with an intense UK terrorist threat from Islamist extremists,” he said in a rare public speech.

“That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly, and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before … We’ve seen a dramatic upshift in the threat this year. It’s at the highest tempo I’ve seen in my 34-year career.

“Today there is more terrorist activity, coming at us more quickly, and it can be harder to detect.”- READ MORE

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