Terror Suspects Arrested Every Day in UK as Police Call for Extra Funding to Cope with Isil Threat

Tom Whitehead, Telegraph, February 8, 2015

Police are now arresting a suspected terrorist every day with ministers poised to boost funding amid fears of attacks from Isil “misfits and criminals”.

Metropolitan assistant commissioner Mark Rowley revealed fanatics were being detained on a daily basis following a sharp rise in arrests because of the growing threat from Islamist jihadists.

Mr Rowley, the country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, said he had been lobbying Government for additional funding to tackle the threat and there were “indications” that would happen.

He said the greatest danger to the UK were “misfits, criminals and vulnerable” who were being targeted by Isil to carry out atrocities on home soil.

Police are also taking down 1,000 web pages of extremist material every week.

More than 600 British jihadists are believed to have gone to Syria or Iraq and half of them have already returned.

Police were not previously aware of 300 of them, Mr Rowley warned.

“We are not just dealing with a classic terrorist organisation, organising plots across the world,” he told the BBC Andrew Marr show.

“We are dealing with a group trying to create a corrupt cult of people, of followers who will act in their name.

“They are trying to attract misfits, criminals and the vulnerable. It is these people, not part of the larger organisation who might act of their own volition.

“That is the challenge on us to have good sight of them and intervene with them.”

The risk posed by the self-starting extremist or terrorist is the gravest concern of the police and security services.

Last month, Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5, said a terror attack on the UK was almost inevitable because the intelligence agencies and police could not expect to stop every single plot.

And following the terrorist attacks in Sydney and Paris in the last two months, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, warned they could just as easily happen in the UK.

Figures show a total of 327 people were arrested for terrorism offences last year, an increase of a third on the previous year.

They included a sixfold increased in Syria-related arrests from 25 to 165.

Mr Rowley said: “We are disrupting people day in, day out.”

He said he shared Prince Charles’s fears of how young people in the UK were being radicalised in their own communities, warning: “The dynamic that worries us most of all is the ability of Isil to reach in to communities.”

He said more money was needed to grow the anti-terrorism unit over the next year and that discussions with the Government for funding were ongoing.

Asked if that meant he expected additional resources, he said: “That is the indication at the moment.”

The senior officer confirmed emergency plans to cope with a terror attack in the UK had been changed in the wake of the Paris shootings.

“In terms of our national firearms capability, we’ve asked is it strong enough? How’s it placed? How’s it organised?” he said.

“We’ve arranged to be able to deal with those sorts of events and we have some well-tested exercises and command and control regimes for working across the country on counter-terrorism.

“But you look at an event like Paris and you think not everything in that we anticipated, so we’re going to have to make some refinements to our plans to improve.”

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  • propagandaoftruth

    “That is the challenge on us to have good sight of them and intervene with them.”


    Duckspeak translation…

    That is the challenge on us to have good sight of them and funnel even more public funds into these alien psycopaths than they’ve already sucked up.
    Pure and simple – bleed productive Whites, redistribute wealth to those who destroy and detest their benefactors.

  • Sorry, people. Democratic republics are wholly incapable of properly combating the seventh century totalitarian death cult in question.

    • Paleoconn

      Who was it that said you cannot combat a faith with a nullity? Absolutely the case here, democracy vs Islam, no contest.

      • Who else but the native St. Louisan, T. S. Eliot.

        • Paleoconn

          Thanks, QD. I didn’t know he was from St. Louis.

  • DaveMed

    *Gee… why are young Muslims so “radical”?*

    The West is circling the drain as it refuses to consider the answer right in front of its nose.

  • dd121

    Do tell!? Islamist jihadists want to do us harm? That’s not what our Dear Leader is telling us. He says we should be on guard of peppering them with harsh words.

    • LHathaway

      screw that, just get them out of the country and prevent letting any more in. That is, if they have DNA that is different than ours. Who cares what they believe? Wait, perhaps that should be an additional hurdle for them to cross over.

      Except for smallish doses of them, the most intelligent, beautiful and athletic. They should be allowed entrance, and be allowed to stay in the UK, until the day they get divorced from a white Britain. At that point, they should be deported.

  • LHathaway

    “They are trying to attract misfits, criminals and the vulnerable. It is these people, not part of the larger organisation who might act of their own volition”

    Good luck trying to out victim (we think your holy victims) the colored organizers. You can try giving them the best entry level jobs previously filled by Whites. That is likely to work out better for you.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Just catch these non white and deport all of them. Then the UK will be back to what it used to be a Land of Hope and Glory.

    • meanqueen

      What do you do with all the white women who copulated with these rag heads and then had babies? Do the women and children have to go, too? It just seems like it’s not as easy as “deport all of them” sounds.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        I say deport them too for being a traitor to their race and culture.

      • David Ashton

        Wives of Muslim men must go with them, even at several paces behind.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    If by intervene they mean deport, then I’m all for it.

  • Martel

    And its only the beginning. As the number of Muslims in the UK increases, the strain on intelligence services and police authorities to deal with such “criminal acts” will become unbearable. MI5 already admitted years ago that they lacked the means to track all Muslims suspected of being involved in terrorist activity. This isn’t restricted to the United Kingdom.I’m sure the French intelligence services were aware of the charlie hebdo killers preparing to take action, but they were just one of many groups requiring 24/7 observation.

    • jwilders50

      With the political correctness in the UK, and the massive amount of hiring of muslims they have done, eventually they will hit a tipping point where their own police force will be rendered ineffective.

      It is just sad and disgusting to see a first world country self destruct so carelessly and recklessly and rapidly all for the appeasement of the gods at the alter of political correctness.

  • rebelcelt

    Instead of sending them all packing, they will keep applying band-aids and more band aids until the body finally succumbs to its many wounds. Of course this approach gives credibility for the police state to garner more and more power over the lives of all citizens.

  • crockadoodle6

    Within 10 yrs GB will be 51% muslim. Imagine….a muslim country (that has no written constitution) with not only nukes but nuclear submarines.
    History book 250 yrs from now: ‘In the late 20th and early 21st centuries there was mass migration of African and Eastern populations to Western Europe. The migrants had completely different value and belief systems and replaced the indigent whites within three generations. Within 75 yrs the European whites were essentially driven to extinction. The singular question that remains an historical mystery is why the indigent whites allowed this and in some cases encouraged it to happen. It is extremely poignant considering the mass enslavement and killing the nonnatives brutalized the white landowners with.
    North America dissolved into chaos starting in 2025 and ultimately surrendered to China in 2070 without a shot being fired.’

    • David Ashton

      And the Chinese will do just what they want with the ethnic minorities, Arab Muslims or White Christians alike.

  • David Ashton

    The current crop of politicians do not understand the nettles they refuse to grasp or they fumble with phenomena they view with shallow multicultural pieties.

    Strictly speaking true Muslims may reside in the House of Conflict as missionaries and/or traders, but should not remain indefinitely in the House of Conflict, unless they have established sharia autonomy; in which case they should return (or be returned) to the House of Peace (Submission). The first step for western governments is to re-establish laws and customs that make not only Islamist violence but Islamic autonomy impossible, including the specific prohibition of any religion that makes apostasy a capital offense. Mosque clerics should be directly interrogated on the implications of the Qur’anic instruction that believers must not have Christians or Jews as friends.

  • David Ashton

    Instead of a foreign policy Britain now has an internal policy. Insane? You said it.