UK: MI5 and anti-terrorism police are monitoring more than 3,000 Muslims

The scale of the domestic threat was revealed after Andrew Parker became yesterday (Thursday) the first MI5 director-general in the agency’s 106-year history to give a live broadcast interview. Intelligence officials had foiled six plots in the past year, he said, calling on internet giants to help in the fight.

Mr Parker told BBC Radio 4: “Most of the people who try to become involved in terrorism in this country are people who were born and brought up here, have come through our education system, and have nonetheless concluded that the country — their home country and the country of their birth — is their enemy.”