Veterans Against Terrorism, which already boasts 8,500 members, will press for stronger action against 3,000* suspected Muslim jihadists living in the UK when they present a petition to Downing Street on August 5th. They will then stage a 30,000-strong march through Westminster to Trafalgar Square.
*But it isn’t 3,000, latest reports show there are more like 23,000 jihadists being watched now. UK Government reports that there are approximately 23,000 Islamic jihadists in Britain, NOT 3,000 as previously reported
UK authorities have identified 23,000 potential jihadist extremists. The problem is much worse than we first thought. pic.twitter.com/Qu2Ap210kl
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 26, 2017
Express (h/t Christine t) Members last night told of their “sheer frustration” after fighting jihadist groups overseas to find on their return that radical Muslims on security watch lists are roaming free. They offered to form an unarmed “Home Guard” to support the police. (They need to be armed, at least with Taser guns, which aren’t even used by most of the police)
Police in many parts of London look more like soldiers.
Organiser Dan McDevitt said: “We have more than 3,000 suspected jihadi terrorists and we know our security services, who are doing a good job, just cannot monitor all of them properly. The Prime Minster has said ‘enough is enough’ and we agree. Our solution is simple – deport all non-British citizens who cause serious concern and place GPS tags on the British ones.”
The group will also campaign for more funding to be given to front-line services such as police. Mr McDevitt said: “If beat police officers had all been carrying Tasers, they might have been able to tackle the London terrorists sooner. “The reason all police officers don’t carry Tasers isn’t because of the cost of the Taser itself, it’s the cost of training.”
“I feel we could be utilized here at home. We could act like eyes and ears, and use our skills. It’s not vigilantism. “We don’t want to use weapons. I mean a Home Guard without weapons or uniform so we can integrate.” Former SAS hero Phil Campion, the group’s official spokesman, said: “We aren’t racial, or political – our interest is the safety of the people of the United Kingdom.”