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The head of Great Britain’s equivalent of the FBI says the threat from radicalized Islamist recruits is posing the highest threat in over a decade to British security.
Andrew Parker, head of MI5, the UK’s domestic security, in remarks posted on the MI5 website, detailed his concerns: “The UK is facing an unprecedented level of threat. Over the past year there has been a growing threat in which we’ve seen six attempts at terrorism in this country. This is the highest number I can recall in my 32 year career.”
Parker added that “the threat is continuing to grow, largely because of the situation in Syria…and the way that terrorists use social media, including from Syria.”
At the heart of Parker’s concerns is the use of secure apps and Internet communications to broadcast the jihadist message and incite and direct British citizens to violence in their homeland.
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