23,000 potential jihadis in the UK and authorities admit they can’t monitor all


The direct result of political correctness/liberalism.

Unless the UK does something radical to control their borders and get a grip on this, expect the terrorists attacks to continue throughout the summer.

From Express UK: This figure is more than six times the figure previously released by the Home Office at the time of last month’s Manchester bombing.  

Then, it was revealed the security services had 500 live investigations into more than 3,000 suspected radical jihadis, including about 400 people who have remarkably been allowed to return to our shores after fighting with terror group Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

But, it has since emerged a further 20,000 radical Islamists have been considered a “person of interest” to the security services at anyone time, according to a security services source. It is not clear over which timescale the figure relates to.

But, the news has led to fears there are simply not enough resources for our security forces and counter terror police to monitor all their activities at anyone time. 

A Whitehall source said 18 terror plots in the UK have been foiled since 2013, including five since the London terror attack in March.

But round-the-clock monitoring of terror suspects is only possible in a handful of cases due to limited resources, the priority of which are determined on factors including credibility of intelligence and the apparent seriousness of the individual’s intent, according to the source.

But, Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and injured 116 others at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on May 22 was a “person of interest” who slipped the net and was allowed to travel from the UK to Libya and return in the run up to the atrocity. Investigations are underway into how this was able to happen.

And, it has emerged at least one of the three dead terrorists involved in Saturday’s London Bridge attack was on the radar over radical views.

Security minister Ben Wallace said all 23,000 people were “in the mix and had to be looked at”, but could not say how this was possible.

He said: “All of that is predominately underpinned by intelligence, which as I’m sure you will understand and the courts certainly understand, unfortunately the hardest part is we’ve got to get convert intelligence into evidence if we actually want to deprive people of their liberty or take certain steps.”

After the Westminster and Manchester strikes, Express.co.uk exclusively revealed powers available to the authorities to question terror suspects were used less last year than in 2015.

This comes at the same time the number of people arrested on suspicion of plotting terror strikes on British soil has grown by eight per cent. In 2016 there were 260 terror-related arrests, a drop of eight per cent on the 282 people held in 2015.

The figures were revealed in a quarterly Home Office report on the use of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, which was released in March.

Last year 13 per cent (35) of arrests were of people suspected of plotting terror attacks on British soil, a sharp rise on the five per cent (15) of such arrests in 2015. The report said: “Of the 260 arrests for terrorism-related offences in the year ending 31 December 2016, 96 had resulted in a charge by January 16 2017 (79 terrorism-related and 17 non-terrorism-related).

“In 68 cases, the individual had been released without charge; in a further 90 cases, the arrestee was released on bail pending further investigation.” 

The use of a power for officers to question people entering or leaving the country at ports, airports, international rail stations and in border areas fell dramatically by 30 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. In 2015, the power was used around 27,800 times, but this fell to 19,355 last year.

Under the power, people can be detained for up to nine hours, with DNA samples and fingerprints taken, without the need for any reasonable suspicion.  The report said: “When necessary they may also detain and search individuals. “The aim is to determine whether that person appears to be someone who is or has been concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.”

“In the year ending 31 December 2016, a total of 19,355 persons were examined under this power in Great Britain, a fall of 30 per cent on the previous year. This has continued the decline in the use of the power in recent years.

It does not explain in the report why the number has dropped, but there has been pressure from groups like Stop Watch, which argues they infringe the human rights of Muslims and other communities.

But, independent peer Lord Carlile called for the reintroduction of tougher control orders banned in 2012 over human right fears. He said it was a “grave mistake” to abolish the orders that allow security services to monitor terror suspects. The QC said the sweeping powers – which restricted suspects’ movement, use of phones and computers – “may have saved dozens of lives” between 2005 and 2011.

Last night UKIP leader Paul Nuttall called for their return saying “the safety of UK citizens is more important than the human rights of jihadis”.

He even proposed the possible use of waterboarding to interrogate suspects saying with threat levels as they are he could not “take anything off the table”. 

The quarterly report also showed the number of people detained after being examined under the powers fell in 2016 by 16 per cent. There were 1,828 detained in 2015 and 1,539 last year. The amount of stop and searches of suspected terrorists anywhere in the UK, when reasonable suspicion does exist, fell by seven per cent in 2016. There were 483 uses of the power in 2016, a fall from the 521 in 2015.

The report said a high number of arrests and use of stop and search in the last quarter of 2015 was the reason for the decline.

It said: “This fall is driven by a particularly large number in the October to December 2015 quarter in the previous year, rather than a particularly low number in the most recent quarters.”

Last month also revealed how the Home Office was refusing to say if a single returning ISIS fighter had been questioned or detained. It later emerged powers introduced by former Prime Minister David Cameron to ban British jihadists from returning to the country after fighting with Islamic State have only been used once.

In November 2015 MI5 boss Andrew Parker spoke of the increased threat of the Syrian crisis. He said: “It represents a threat which is continuing to grow, largely because of the situation in Syria and how that affects our security.”


12 responses to “23,000 potential jihadis in the UK and authorities admit they can’t monitor all

  1. Can’t monitor them all?
    The solution is simple: Just deport them all.

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    • Amen and Amen to that! If Britain does not get started on trying to eliminate those who are a threat to their nation . . . it will be far too late. This situation reminds me of the treasonous dill weeds in this country who have obstructed the President’s three month ban on immigration from 6-7 Muslime countries. I cannot understand why people cannot see the danger we are in, nor can I understand why various European countries cannot understand the fundamental danger they are in! This leads me to think that truly . . . liberalism is a mental illness!

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    • Richard North

      It’s too late to do that without causing all sorts of chaos.


  2. “We have no way of knowing how many jihadis are in America because of political correctness and the liberal establishment who fight every move by those that are sworn to keep the American people safe.”

    State Dept admits jihadis have posed as refugees to enter US, still plans to admit more

    September 21, 2016 9:03 pm By Robert Spencer

    What could possibly go wrong? Better dead Americans in jihad attacks than political incorrectness and a rejection of “multiculturalism” and “diversity.”

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  3. Most of Europe is in a situation where Islamic terrorists, if organized, could conduct simultaneous attacks across the EU to cause devastating chaos. If the leaders of the countries who have brought in these “savages” continue to do nothing more than clean up after each incident without mass deportations, the populace will eventually start vigilante activities to get rid of them. There will be a breaking point. It’s at this point political leaders will be fearful of their own lives too since they brought the “fake” refugees in.

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    • greenworxx . . . Bless your heart! You have stated the obvious . . .”If the leaders of the countries who have brought in these :savages” continue yo do nothing more than clean up after each incident without mass deportations, the populace will eventually start vigilante activities to get rid of them.” I can hardly find fault if that action is required, since protecting the country from invaders is THEIR JOB. If governments are incapable of doing their job, then someone must step in and do it for them.

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  5. I find it hard to work up any sympathy for these Countries (US included) who are facing being overrun by Radical Muslim Terrorists,because their leaders had only to LOOK at the conditions brought about elsewhere in the world by allowing them to invade OTHER Countries. Every leader had the option of shutting the door,and deporting or even executing the RMT’s that managed to get in. As I frequently hear pointed out on the radio,these invaders’ claims that throwing them out,or executing them, is violating their civil rights have NO validity. THEY are not Citizens of this Country-they HAVE NO RIGHTS HERE. It’s FAR past time for America to start playing HARDBALL with invading forces. There are many things that must be done in short succession;
    *We must upgrade our LEGAL Immigration system to decrease the temptation to cheat the system to get in.
    *We must close the crossings to ANYONE who can’t prove their identity and prove they have good reason to enter. At the very LEAST each entrant should be fingerprinted,the person and ALL belongings checked and cleared.
    *We must seal up the Borders,both South AND North. Closing the Southern Border won’t stop ’em-they’ll just go North to slip across.
    *We must actively search for people who aren’t here LEGALLY,and take each one found into custody. ICE would contact an official from the Home Country to learn if the captured should be deported back or executed,cremated and shipped home. If they’re to be deported,we don’t want to break up a family,so they can name as many relatives as they wish,who could go with their family member,at no charge during the deportation.
    *We must also tighten security at specific airports in OTHER Countries where flights to the US are approved. ONLY selected Airports with our tightened security (the same security standards to be used at the Border crossings at the Northern and Southern Borders,plus all materials loaded on the plane checked and searched.) in operation would be allowed to send flights to the US. I would STILL ban entry of people from Countries with ties to RMT activities,including Countries currently being invaded by “refugees” from RMT Countries.
    This would get the ball rolling;there’d likely be a lot of changes made and details worked out,but this would be a start. It seems pretty harsh and barbaric,but this is a fight for the survival of America,and Political Correctness no longer rules the USA.

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    • truck . . . God Bless you for stating what any person should be able to figure out . . .”this is a fight for the survival of America, and Political Correctness no longer rules the USA.”

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