According to Max Hill, who is Britain’s new terrorism watchdog and one of the country’s leading terrorism prosecutors, Brits should expect indiscriminate Islamic terrorist attacks against innocent civilian targets in the near future.
Mr. Hill used the phrase “enormous ongoing risk which none of us can ignore” referring to jihadis returning from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan as ISIS is getting close to its final defeat.
Max Hill was unveiled recently as the new independent reviewer with regard to terrorism legislation and he told the Sunday Telegraph in a very recent interview that the risk of terror in the UK is at its highest since the 70s.
Such a high level of threat from Islamic terrorist attacks has not been seen in Britain since the era of IRA bombings, almost 40 years ago. However, IRA were known for usually calling in advance of a bombing for the police to evacuate civilians from the area.
Max Hill’s nomination as Britain’s terrorism watchdog follows a thirty year legal career focused on convicting terrorists, including the 21/7 bombing, and to breaking up terror cells and so on and so forth.
Mr. Hill is very worried about the imminent return in the UK of hundreds of British muslims who are currently fighting in Syria for ISIS. Obviously, the same level of threat applies to all countries that have a significant muslim minority, the likes of France, Germany and Denmark.
There are numerous reports of German, French and Danish ISIS fighters who are receiving state employment benefits while fighting in Syria or Afghanistan for the Islamic State. This is called welfare jihad for the aficionados.
Max Hill warned that there are many teenagers, as young as 14, which are currently being brainwashed and radicalized online by ISIS militants via videos and propaganda:
“It is possible to point to distinctions in terms of the mindset, organisation and strategy of different terrorist groups and therefore it would be wrong to draw a simple comparison between Irish republicanism and the ideology of so-called Islamic State.
“But in terms of the threat that’s represented, I think the intensity and the potential frequency of serious plot planning – with a view to indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians of whatever race or color in metropolitan areas – represents an enormous on-going risk that none of us can ignore.
So I think that there is undoubtedly significant ongoing risk which is at least as great as the threat to London in the Seventies when the IRA were active on the mainland.”