Crime soars as 23,000 jihadis lie low

Jun 15, 2018 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman:

Whatever happened to the 23,000 potential jihadis in the UK?

Following the Westminster attack in March last year which killed five including PC Keith Palmer, the Manchester arena attack two months later in which 22 died, and the London Bridge attack a year ago which killed eight, we were told that there could be as many as 23,000 potential jihadis in the UK whom the authorities could not monitor.

This was far more than the figure previously released by the Home Office at the time of the Manchester bombing, when ‘it was revealed the security services had 500 live investigations into more than 3,000 suspected radical jihadis, including about 400 people who have remarkably been allowed to return to our shores after fighting with terror group Islamic State in Syria’.

Round-the-clock monitoring of terror suspects is possible in only a handful of cases due to limited resources. I wonder how much this has contributed to the rising murder rate in London?

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