– Cameron warns of ‘terrible’ ISIL attack on Britain (PressTV, June 29, 2015):
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned of “terrible” attacks on the UK and the West by militants from the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.
“There are people in Iraq and Syria who are plotting to carry out terrible acts in Britain and elsewhere and as long as ISIL exists in those two countries, we are at threat,” Cameron told the state-run BBC.
“It is an existential threat because what is happening here is the perversion of a great religion and the creation of this poisonous death cult is seducing too many young minds,” Cameron added.
The UK PM was speaking after a gunman killed dozens of foreign tourists, mainly British, in an attack on beach resort in Tunisia on Friday.
Now Arzu Merali, human rights activist and head of research at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in London says the “Da’esh (ISIL) threat” has to be assessed by security services, also expressing concern about Cameron’s rhetoric.
“What we have seen in the last year is that Da’esh (ISIL) has been used a pretext for introducing even more draconian measures and law in the United Kingdom,” Merali said, adding that “now primarily these measures target Muslims.”
British politicians have already described the Friday attack as the single worst assault on UK nationals since the bombing of the London underground in 2005.
This is while the latest reports put the total number of those killed in the terror incident at 38, with at least 36 more people reported injured. Over a dozen of the fatalities are said to be British.
Britain’s terror threat is currently put at “severe,” the second highest level, which means an attack is “highly likely.”
The UK police say they have launched one of their largest counter-terrorism operations in a decade after the Tunisia incident.
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