The United Kingdom will face 20-30 more years of Islamist terror former chief of the MI5 said.
Lord Jonathan Evans thinks it’s a “generational issue” which has been exacerbated by the Westminster Bridge attack, it was the first official terrorist attack since the 7/7 bombings in July 2005 which killed 52 people.
Evans had this to say to the BBC “I think on the terrorism side we are at least 20 years into this. My guess is that we will still be dealing with the long tail in another 20 years time.
“I think this is genuinely a generational problem. When I left MI5 in 2013 if I had been asked I would have said that I thought that we probably were over the worst of the al-Qaeda threat.
“That may have been true but of course not the development and emergence of IS with the same ideology and many of the same people.”
The thought of living under decades of heightened Jihadi violence on our streets is one we should not ignore & hope it will go away. Police in the UK and the intelligence services desperately need the resources to tackle & extinguish Islamist based terror.