TERROR WARNING: ISIS plotting ENORMOUS attack on Britain targeted at ‘Western lifestyles’

ISLAMIC State jihadists are planning “enormous and spectacular” terror attacks on British soil, the country’s head of counter-terrorism warned today.

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The top police officer said that ISIS was trying to smuggle jihadis into the UK

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the National Policing Lead for Counter Terrorism at Scotland Yard, said the extremist organisation was broadening its terror campaign to attack “Western lifestyle” targets.

He said: “In recent months we’ve seen a broadening of that, much more plans to attack Western lifestyle, and obviously the Paris attacks in November.

“Going from that narrow focus on police and military as symbols of the state to something much broader. And you see a terrorist group which has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we’ve seen foiled to date.

“You see a terrorist group that whilst on the one hand has been acting as a cult to use propaganda to radicalise people to act in their name … you also see them trying to build bigger attacks.”

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The wreck of the Number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square, one of four bombs set off by terrorists on July 7th 2005, which killed 52 and injured over 700 people

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The Lockerbie bombing on 21st December 1988 killed all 259 people on baord and 11 people in the town of Lockerbie. The Boeing 747 was destroyed en route from Heathrow to JFK Airport in New York when a bomb was detonated in it’s forward cargo hold

The top police officer said that ISIS was trying to smuggle supporters who have received military training in Syria into northern Europe to stage attacks.

Mr Rowley also warned of a spike in the number of child and female terror suspects being arrested.

Armed police on duty in London

Armed police on duty in London

Met police during a training exercise in the capital last year

Met police during a training exercise in the capital last year

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaking in Parliament

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaking in Parliament

In the last three years the number of arrests of terrorist suspects has risen by 57 per cent compared to the previous three years, with just over three-quarters (77 per cent) of those arrested British nationals.

Around one in six of those (14 per cent) were female, he said, while 13 per cent were aged 20 and under.

The counter-terror boss said: “That would not have been the picture that one would have seen a few years ago. That is an indication of that radicalisation, the effect of the propaganda and the way the messages of Daesh (ISIS) are resonating with some individuals.”

source :Daily Express
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