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Unread 19-09-2019, 02:12 PM
Patty_b
 
Default Watch out, there's more terrorists about.

And now they're white (probably)

Fastest-growing UK terrorist threat is from far right, say police
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Police have said the fastest-growing threat of terrorist violence in the UK is from the far right, with seven of the 22 plots to cause mass casualties since March 2017 being driven by extreme rightwing ideology.

They said referrals to anti-radicalisation programmes of those feared to be at risk of committing far-right terrorist acts had doubled between 2016 and 2018, and were expected to rise further.

In a briefing to the media, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, the Met assistant commissioner Neil Basu, said police were battling to stop extreme rightwing terrorism gaining more of a foothold than it already had.

He said: “The problem is small but it is my fastest-growing problem.” Basu said extreme rightwing terrorism had gone from 6% of the caseload two years ago to 10% now.

Some were incited by far-right propaganda, such as Thomas Mair, who murdered the Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016. But others, such as Darren Osborne, who attacked Muslim worshippers with a van in north London, had acted after consuming lawful material from groups such as the English Defence League and mainstream media.

Basu said: “When nearly a third of plots foiled by police and security
services relate to rightwing ideology, it lays bare why we are taking
this threat so seriously.”

The remainder were jihadist, which remains the biggest terrorist threat to the UK and has stabilised at a very high level after years of growth.

Far-right terrorism has drawn in some as young as 14 and has links to extremistm overseas, police said.

Last year MI5 took the lead in investigating the most dangerous extreme rightwing terrorists, in a sign of how seriously the threat was being taken.

Police said rightwing extremists had been using guides on how to kill developed by Islamic State.

Weapons involved in plots, or which rightwing terrorists wanted to get hold of, included knives, explosives and firearms.
Still a 2/3 chance that you'll die at the hands of a jihadist instead though, so no need to worry too much yet.
 
Unread 19-09-2019, 02:14 PM
waynes ear's
 
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Originally Posted by Patty_b
so no need to worry too much yet.
cool.
 
Unread 19-09-2019, 03:03 PM
Cream
 
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Basu said extreme rightwing terrorism had gone from 6% of the caseload two years ago to 10% now.

Some were incited by far-right propaganda, such as Thomas Mair, who murdered the Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016. But others, such as Darren Osborne, who attacked Muslim worshippers with a van in north London, had acted after consuming lawful material from groups such as the English Defence League and mainstream media.

Basu said: “When nearly a third of plots foiled by police and security
services relate to rightwing ideology
, it lays bare why we are taking
this threat so seriously.”
 
Unread 19-09-2019, 04:44 PM
moransbleedinghead
 
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They are obviosuly not very good at it, if they are only doing 10% of the shit, but accounting for 1/3 of the people caught.
 
Unread 19-09-2019, 06:29 PM
red in cumbria
 
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They are obviosuly not very good at it, if they are only doing 10% of the shit, but accounting for 1/3 of the people caught.
Yes, they are generally not terribly bright or competent. Though that is true of *most* jihadists as well, and some still slip through the net.
 
Unread 19-09-2019, 06:47 PM
92ToBury
 
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Yes, they are generally not terribly bright or competent. Though that is true of *most* jihadists as well, and some still slip through the net.
Jihadists have years of practice on the home grown morons as well as better funding and training camps in South Asia.
 
Unread 20-09-2019, 08:48 AM
Finport Red
 
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Jihadists have years of practice on the home grown morons as well as better funding and training camps in South Asia.
They are also more committed to their cause, and have the 'promise of better' in the afterlife if they die in jihad. it's a far more potent mix.
 
Unread 20-09-2019, 09:23 PM
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more white hate
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