Britain is facing an â€˜almost inevitableâ€™ attack by fanatics who have been â€˜militarisedâ€™ by Islamic State, according to police and security officials.
In speeches today, Theresa May and senior police will warn that the â€˜diverseâ€™ terrorist threat posed by jihadis returning from Syria and Iraq is one of the greatest this country has ever faced.
Potential attacks could range from a â€˜lone wolfâ€™ beheading in a crowded shopping centre or street, to a bomb plot using fertiliser stolen from British farms. One Whitehall official told the Mail: â€˜It is almost inevitable that something is going to happen in the next few months.â€™
It is really a civil war when your own neighbours can be motivated to take up arms, or detonate a bomb against your family, friends and children in the name of Allah and a bunch of idiots running around killing everyone in the Middle East.
According to Britainâ€™s most senior officer, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, police and MI5 have already foiled five major plots this year. Chillingly, there is normally only one major plot disrupted every 12 months.
Addressing a conference in London, Mrs May will unveil draconian new laws to try to protect the public and stem the flow of cash and recruits to Islamic State. They include a ban on the payment of any ransoms to terrorists and making it easier to track extremists on the internet.
Internet companies will be forced to keep data which helps to identify the user of an individual mobile phone or computer. But the law stops short of making them log every website a person visits after the Liberal Democrats said the so-called â€˜snoopersâ€™ charterâ€™ was â€˜dead and buriedâ€™.
The Home Secretaryâ€™s new Anti-Terrorism and Security Bill, to be presented to MPs tomorrow, also includes powers to:
- Forcibly relocate terror suspects, or put them into internal exile; allow border guards to seizeÂ the passports of suspected jihadis;
- Ban fanatics returning from Syria from entering the UK for up to two years;
- Forbid airlines from landing in the UK if they do not provide advanced passenger lists.
Sir Bernard said the challenges faced by police and MI5 in monitoring jihadis returning from Syria were huge.
He warned: â€˜Theyâ€™re going to be militarised, they will have a complex web of people that they know, and of course they will have learnt tactics that they may want to use here.â€™
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