U.K. raises threat level to ‘It’s Islam Stupid”, another attack could be imminent

The U.K. government raised their national threat level to “critical” from “severe,” which means it expects an attack imminently.

The change follows the explosion of a home-made bomb on a packed London subway train this morning.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says there will be a greater presence of armed police in public places.

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  • Sharkibark

    What the armed police are going to be stopping every single person on the tube carrying a package, parcel, handbag, briefcase, suitcase or backpack? You could have 100 or 1000 armed cops, it doesn’t stop a hit on a soft target like a subway. Some small benefit may be that the injured receive first aid slightly sooner but even that’s not guaranteed.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Everyone knows that’s meaningless.

  • tom_billesley

    Also today: Police stopped a man with a knife on board a packed Tube train on Friday evening. The train was searched at Acton Town station on the District Line. Man arrested over knife and Class B drugs.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/854792/Acton-Town-Tube-knife-Parsons-Green-terror-police-district-line

  • David Murrell

    Is the “It’s Islam Stupid” threat level higher than the “It Isn’t Islam Stupid” thread level?