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‘Terror threat is the highest I’ve ever seen,’ says MI5 chief

Britain faces an unprecedented terror threat from Islamic State and Al Qaeda fanatics plotting ‘mass casualty’ attacks over the internet, the head of MI5 warned last night.

In a rare public speech, Andrew Parker said the Security Service thwarted six UK terror attacks in the past year and several overseas.

But he warned: ‘We can never be confident of stopping everything.’

The director-general of MI5 said the threat from jihadis was on a scale he had never seen in his 32-year career.

And he warned there was now a ‘greater ambition’ among terrorists to carry out mass casualty attacks in Britain as the threat showed ‘no sign of abating’.

‘It may not yet have reached the high water mark,’ he said.

  • canminuteman

    Good. There is a major clash of civilization coming whether we like it or not. The sooner it starts the better.

    • The sooner the better over there.

      Maybe the population here in the US will wake up before it is too late.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Why don’t he tell that to the customs and immigration people who facilitate these attacks?

  • Hard Little Machine

    So what? All they will do is make whispering attacks on the Jews.

  • Allan

    When the next terror attack succeeds will the government wake up? No. they’ll find a way to blame it on “Islamophobia”, or “racism” or some other such nonsense. Just look to Germany and Merckel.

    • Seneca III

      I’m sure that our beloved, patriotic Prime Minister Cameron will assure us yet again that it is ‘Nothing to do with Islam’ so that we can all sleep easy in our beds knowing that we remain safe in the arms of the Religion of Peace.
      And even if we did try to correct him on this assumption despite another pile of dead and wounded on our streets we would simply be classified as racist, far right terrorist scum and then prosecuted for hate speech even though that perambulating, Bullingdon goat turd has no conception of the real depths of our hatred for him and his seventh century barbarian buddies and paymasters.
      Bring out your sick buckets, tool up and buy rope – payback time is approaching.