Sky News is reporting that MI5 has foiled what is being called “an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street.”
According to the report, “Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from south-east Birmingham are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.”
Here’s an extended section of the report, detailing what Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said about the revelation of the plot:
“I understand that the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, briefed Cabinet ministers today, such is the seriousness of what they believed they have uncovered. It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street. Essentially police believe that the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May, the Prime Minister. This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police. It came to a head last week with the arrest of two men, by armed police, who earlier today were charged with preparing acts of terrorism.”
The report shows that across the western world, the threat of Islamist terrorism appears to be growing. Radical Islamism poses a threat both from homegrown indoctrination, and from returning ISIS fighters, which is one reason that the U.K., the U.S., France, and other nations are taking action to eliminate ISIS fighters on the battlefield before they try returning home.
However, the Canadian government has refused to take similar action, raising serious concerns about the potential threat to Canadians from radical Islamism.
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