Thousands of terror suspects in the UK are being monitored by the security services, it has been claimed.
Far more militants than previously thought are under surveillance, according to the Mayor of London.
Boris Johnson said the threat from Islamist extremists may be greater than officials have admitted.
It had been believed that the main danger came from some 500 jihadis who have travelled to Syria and Iraq from Britain to join Islamic State or Al-Qaeda. About half of these have since returned to the UK.
But Mr Johnson told the Daily Telegraph the danger was much more widespread than the relatively small numbers of extremists who have gone abroad to fight.
‚ÄėIn London we‚Äôre very, very vigilant and very, very concerned,‚Äô he said. ‚ÄėEvery day ‚Äď as you saw recently, we had to raise the threat level ‚Äď every day the security services are involved in thousands of operations.
Luckily New Zealand doesn’t quite have the same proportion of Muslim immigration to underpin such a threat, but just because the numbers are lower doesn’t mean we don’t have our own issues. ¬† Read more »