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Why aren't we taking the Islamist threat seriously?

Jihad in the UK
Date Published: 
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018

A slew of convictions should remind us that nihilism lurks in Britain. it’s been a long, hot summer – and a busy one for counterterror officials. While the prosecution of the suspect in the attempted car attack in Westminster this month is only starting to get underway, there have been a slew of terror trials and convictions that have quietly concluded these past few months.


Taking far-right extremism seriously doesn’t mean exaggerating the threat it poses. Small neo-Nazi grouplets and murderous racist loners are frankly not a comparable threat to a global jihadist movement actively recruiting and inciting British youth.