And the stark reality is, as MI5 admits, is that not all attacks can be stopped.
ISIS are planning a ‘mass casualty’ attack on Britain, the head of MI5 revealed last night as the UK now faces threats at home, from overseas and online on a scale he had not seen before in his career.
Delivering the Lord Mayor of London’s annual defence and security lecture, director general Andrew Parker said that it thwarted six terrorism attacks in the UK and “several” plots abroad in the past year.
“We are seeing plots against the UK directed by terrorists in Syria; enabled through contacts with terrorists in Syria; and inspired online by ISIL’s sophisticated exploitation of technology.
“It uses the full range of modern communications tools to spread its message of hate, and to inspire extremists, sometimes as young as their teens, to conduct attacks in whatever way they can.
Mr Parker confirmed that more than 750 extremists from this country have travelled to Syria, and “the growth in the threat shows no sign of abating”.
At the same time the threat from Al Qaeda in South Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, parts of Africa have not gone away, he said, and terrorists continue to aspire to mass casualty attacks against the UK and our allies.
Full article: ISIS plotting ‘MASS CASUALTY’ attack on Britain: MI5 boss warns of GREATEST ever threat (Express)