Britain is home to 35,000 Islamist fanatics, more than any other country in Europe, the EU anti-terror chief has said. Gilles de Kerchove warned that of those, 3,000 were “'worrying” for MI5.
He also warned Islamic State will attempt a cyber-attack on nuclear power stations or air traffic control systems within five years, potentially by paying paying Russian hackers to break into vital computer systems.
Mr de Kerchove told Spain's El Mundo newspaper: “The United Kingdom has identified 20,000 to 35,000 radicals. Of these, 3,000 are worrying for MI5, and of those 500 are under constant and special attention.
“France has 17,000. Spain many less, but more than 5,000 I suppose. In Belgium almost 500 have been to Syria and there are around 2,000 radicals or more.
“I wouldn't like to put a concrete figure on it, but (in Europe) tens of thousands, more than 50,000. We must select those who are really worrying and the most dangerous, and they should be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Personally I would go further into the area of deportation as enemy aliens for those born abroad, internment for those born on British soil with parents ditto, escalating to the ultimate threat of capital puishment for treason or spying. But I'm old-fashioned like that.
Monitoring hundreds of thousands of these people is too expensive for any State. Another solution has to be found before there are civil war and mayhem and ethnic cleansing like there was in the former Yugoslavia. Those with double nationality should be expelled and their passports canceled.Western countries should be made inhospitable for Muslims. Mosques that preach terrorism should be placed under surveillance and shut down. Foreign imams should be expelled and the Saudi financing of mosques stopped and much more.
35,000, eh. Now, I did a little research recently - I looked up how many men are currently in the British standing army (the Army; not counting navy and air force). Answer - around 78,000. So the *estimated* numbers of what one might call the 'standing army' - the combat-ready/ combat-willing 'troops' or 'enforcers' of the Ummah within the UK - is 35,000 whereas the standing army of the Infidels (given that, so far as I can tell, the vast majority of British soldiers are - thank goodness! - drawn from the infidel population), is 78,000. *At least* 3 million Mohammedans are 'fielding' 35,000 fighters... and some 60 million infidels are feidling 78,000 fighters. Everybody, do the maths. How many fighters per 1000 Mohammedans are there? How many fighters per 1000 Infidels? *that* - rather than the threadbare trope of the "tinyminorityofextremistswhohavenothingtodowithIslam' is the way to approach this subject, not only in the UK but everywhere else that there is, now, a large and aggressive and expanding mohammedan colony inside a historically non-Islamic state.