Report: Homegrown Terrorism is Top Threat to UK

Homegrown terrorism inspired by the Islamic State poses the dominant threat to the national security of the United Kingdom, according to a comprehensive new report on violent Islamism in Britain.

The 1,000-page report — “Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offenses and Attacks in the UK (1998–2015)” — was published on March 5 by the Henry Jackson Society, a foreign policy think tank based in London.

The report, authored by terrorism researcher Hanna Stuart, identifies, profiles and analyzes all 269 Islamism-inspired terrorism convictions and suicide attacks in the United Kingdom between 1998 and 2015.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    When a nation-state imports cancerous cells by the tens of thousands, expect them to multiply and threaten if not kill the organism.

    Chemotherapy, and a very aggressive form of it, is required now to save the UK from permanently becoming the United Kaliphate is has largely become.

    This goes not only for Londonistan, but all other cities with significant swarms of Muslims.

    • More Islam more terrorism as Steyn says.

      • The Butterfly

        Jihad means low-fat cranberry muffin.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Indeed. The author of ‘America Alone’ knows of what he speaks. For him, as one who attended school there for a number of years, the UK today (assuming he isn’t banned along with Robert Spencer and others) would feel strange and very different for him.

    • Will Quest

      Homegrown terrorism inspired by the Islamic State , Islamic state , that entity that has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with I-Slam …………..

  • The Butterfly

    Homegrown. Like the Queen. And fish and chips.

  • k2

    “The report found little to no correlation between involvement in Islamic terrorism and educational achievement and employment status.” Hmm, I wonder what percentage of them were adherents of the religion of peace?

    • tom_billesley

      So when politicians suggest that the answer to radicalization of muslim youth is to set up special programmes in education, training and help into employment, that would be a complete waste of money. The same number would turn to murder and mayhem. I suspected as much.

  • tom_billesley

    “Homegrown”, or is it “Second Generation” terrorism.

  • Liberal Progressive

    That doesn’t make sense.

    The BBC keeps on telling me the biggest threat to the UK is Brexit.