THREAT OF INCREASED AL Qaeda TERRORISM IN THE UK – The Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Stuart Osborne, of the Counter-Terrorist Unit, has reported that its team managed to foil Al Qaeda terrorist plots, similar to the size of the 7/7 each year and the threat is growing as terrorist groups and now splitting into small units to carry out acts of terrorism and murder British citizens.
The number of arrests in 2012 increased by approximately 60% compared to 2011 and some 245 people were held on suspicion of terrorist related activities and offences.
It is widely accepted that incidents, such as 7/7 and 9/11 are extremely difficult to co-ordinate and execute due to the scale of the attack. Since 7/7 and 9/11 counter-terrorist units have noticed a switch in terrorist activities and tactics and a favouring small acts of terrorism using much small terrorist cells in order to avoid detection.
It appears apparent that is it merely a matter of time when one or more of these terrorists cells slips through the intelligence net and again causes untold loss of innocent life.
The British Government openly acknowledges that Al Qaeda remains the greatest terror threat to Britain. Intelligence units have noticed a surge in would-be jihadists travelling to Syria for training in order to hone their terrorist skills in order to enact terrorist acts of the most heinous nature.
There is growing sentiment among the British public that Britain is an easy target due to its almost ‘open border’ policies and a Human Rights Act that protects those terrorists from either imprisonment or deportation.
I have, and remain, despite admonishment from many of my readers, a staunch advocate for the reinstatement of the death penalty. I see no reason to incarcerate or deport those who commit crimes, which are most heinous in nature, against innocent citizens.
It is time, as the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has pointed out, to scrap the Human Rights Act 1998 and pull out of the European Court of Human Rights if we are ever going to be able to rid society of those who openly wish us harm.
While I applaud her stance, it is unlikely that the Liberal Democrats would not ever sanction such a move, nor would it allow the people a referendum to the reinstatement of the death penalty, as it is fully aware that it is most likely that such a referendum would result in a resounding yes from the British public.
The UK is not longer approaching the crossroads; it is standing right in the middle and if we decide to take the liberal road this will only encourage more Al Qaeda terrorist to plot against us knowing that the hands of the British are firmly bound by legislation that has proven it to be woefully inadequate time and time again.
An act of terrorism should be viewed as nothing less than a declaration of war against the people of the United Kingdom and therefore there should be no reason why these people cannot be hunted down and executed in order to save innocent lives.
The alternative is plain to see – we can continue to try to appease nations that wish us harm and continue to be lambs for the slaughter simple because we don’t want to be viewed by the worlds as a barbaric nation of warmongers; or we could make a stand and send a clear message that we will retaliate but with far devastating consequences.
The really disturbing aspect of terrorism is that fact that all we, the British public, can determine is that they are Muslim. This simple distinction is breeding contempt for the Muslim population, many of which are just innocent people trying to make their way through life, with no intention of harming anyone. The Muslim terrorists are therefore labeling their so-called brothers, as terrorists and leaving them open to growing abuse, ridicule and violence.