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British MI5 warns that jihad terror remains the “most acute threat to the British people”


British MI5 warns that jihad terror remains the “most acute threat to the British people”

Christine Douglas-Williams

“Radical Islamic terrorism remains the most acute security threat to the United Kingdom, according to the Director-General of MI5” Andrew Parker. Parker pointed out the Easter Sunday Church bombings in Syria as an example of “the stark and tragic reminder of terrorists’ determination and ongoing ability to perpetuate misery through launching large-scale attacks.” But Britain needs to look no further than its own backyard to understand the threat of public safety from jihad terror attacks, as experienced in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge, not to mention routine assaults and Muslim rape gangs.

Many in the mainstream media have tried to minimize the jihad threat under a fabricated threat of “white nationalism”, but a stunning statistic shows otherwise: “Muslims make up only an estimated five per cent of the Britain’s general population, compared to a white population — the major recruiting ground for white nationalists — of 82 per cent, ” and still, the largest threat is jihad terror.


“MI5: Radical Islamic Terrorism Remains ‘Most Acute’ Threat to the British People”, Breitbart, May 2, 2019:

Radical Islamic terrorism remains the most acute security threat to the United Kingdom, according to the Director-General of MI5.

Writing in the London Evening Standard, Andrew Parker confirmed that “of the multiple terrorist threats facing the UK, Islamist terrorism remains the most acute.

“The abhorrent events in Sri Lanka are a stark and tragic reminder of terrorists’ determination and ongoing ability to perpetuate misery through launching large-scale attacks. There is no doubt that the fall of the so-called caliphate in Syria marked a significant military defeat and a hugely symbolic loss for Islamic State, but we must not be complacent.”


Mr Parker also warned of the dangers of far-right terrorism and of the recent violence in Ireland with Republican dissidents, resulting in the death of journalist Lyra Mckee — but it was his warning about radical Islamic terrorism that dominated his message.

He spoke of the difficulties of locating terrorists in Britain and said that even though the majority had been “inspired by ISIS propaganda”, many had shown “no interest in travelling to Syria” to fight for the Islamic State. Mr Parker said that “in 2018, 80 per cent (of instances dealt with) were conducted by people inspired by the ideology of IS but who had never actually been in contact with it in Syria or Iraq.”


Regarding the difficulty of locating the subjects, he said that new technology had made it a more difficult challenge to locate and prevent terror incidents: “The haystack is bigger and the needle smaller.”

His comments come after MI5 announced recently that the number of far-right terrorism cases in the United Kingdom is far smaller than the number of radical Islamic terrorism cases.


There were said to be “700 or so” live terror plots and 20,000 individuals classified as “closed subjects”. The actual breakdown of the respective numbers of terror cases was not released but MI5 did say that far-right cases are “absolutely dwarfed by the number of Islamist cases”.

Input from Blitz:

While the British intelligence has categorically warned stating the country is under the threat of jihad terror, British authorities are yet to take legal actions and deport an ISIS funder family, who living in the country since 2009.


According to media reports, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983), who along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters had smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh and invested in various business ventures in United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters Shehtaz M Khan, Pinas M Khan and Parisa Pinaz Khan have obtained immigrant status in Britain under Visa Tier 1, Vide VAF Number 511702. As per the existing immigration rules of the United Kingdom, anyone willing to obtain immigration under the investor’s category are required to invest at least Two Million pounds in any business venture.


On January 17, 2019, Dhaka residence of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan was raided by the members of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police.

CTTC, based on secret information, raided House No. 184, Road No. 2, Baridhara DOHS in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 17, 2019. This house is owned by Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and was allegedly used as a warehouse for arms, explosives and propaganda materials of Islamic State (ISIS). During the raid, large volume of weapons, detonator, counterfeit Bangladesh currency notes and jihadist materials of ISIS were recovered by the CTTC unit.


Following this recovery, three separate cases against ISIS-funder Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum, daughters and other accomplices were lodged. The cases are: Cantonment PS, Case no 10, Section-6(2)/7/11/12 of Anti Terrorism Act 2009 (amendment 2013); Cantonment PS,  Case no 11, Section-25-A,  Special Power Act 1974; and Cantonment PS, Case no 12, Section-19-A of Arms Act 1878.

According to media reports, four months before the Sri Lanka attacks, ISIS funder Md. Shahid Uddin Khan had sent large amount of money to his Colombo-based jihadist contact via Dubai. Khan has been living in the United Kingdom for last few years along with his family. Sitting in Britain, Khans are continuing various forms of jihadist activities. Recently he has established an organization named ‘Astha’ which aims at unseating democratically elected governments in the world and replace those with Caliphate. By now, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan already has expanded his activities in Sweden and the United States through two of his recruits.

In January this year, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan used illegal channel in transferring an amount equivalent to ninety-two thousand dollars. This amount went from Dubai to Colombo. It may be mentioned here that, last year this newspaper published several reports exposing a secret conspiracy by a conglomerate of several jihadist outfits of staging terrorist attacks in a number of South Asian nations.

Watch the investigative video report on Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and his family:


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