Britain is ‘home to 35,000 Islamist fanatics’, more than any other country in Europe, top official warns

Britain is ‘home to 35,000 Islamist fanatics’, more than any other country in Europe, top official warns, by The Telegraph.

Gilles de Kerchove warned that of those, 3,000 were “’worrying” for MI5. …

“We must select those who are really worrying and the most dangerous, and they should be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” …

He also warned Islamic State will attempt a cyber-attack on nuclear power stations or air traffic control systems within five years, potentially by paying paying Russian hackers to break into vital computer systems. …

A senior Whitehall source said 18 plots had been foiled since 2013 in Britain, including five since the Westminster atrocity in March this year.

All that surveillance must be expensive.

hat-tip Stephen Neil