Donald Trump declared Britain to be unsafe in the wake of the Brussels terror attack saying the country has become too weak to defend itself as British intelligence admitted to tracking 25 terror plots.
Trump’s declaration came as the British intelligence agency MI5 admitted to tracking 50 hardcore British jihadists 24 hours a day in the hopes of thwarting another terror attack, according to the Express.
“[It’s] a case of not if but when.”
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The Brussels terror attack that killed 35 people and injured more than 300 has European countries on edge as it becomes clear that the continent’s security forces are struggling to deal with the terrorist threat. The death toll rose on Monday after health officials announced four more victims had succumbed to their injuries.
Authorities have just discovered ISIS is hiring migrants fleeing to Europe from the Middle East to become jihadis. The Islamic State has set up shop in North Africa along a 130-mile stretch of coastal territory used as a human trafficking route to Europe where the terror group offers cash to refugees for their promise to become jihadis.
The security revelations come as no surprise to Donald Trump who says he wouldn’t feel safe travelling in Europe because of the terror threats, reports the Express.
“I don’t think Brussels, England or… I don’t think that Europe is a safe place. No, I don’t. I think there are a lot of problems in Europe that are very, very severe. Lots of the free world has become weak.”
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Trump again called on the U.S. to stop being the world’s policeman saying America’s relationship with other countries was “lopsided.” He also repeated calls for the U.S. to stop all Muslims from entering the country because of the security threat they represent, reports the Express.
“Neither is the United States a safe place, because we’re allowing thousands of people to come in here. Nobody knows where they’re from. And let me tell you something, we’re going to have problems just as big or bigger than they’ve got.”
The Donald’s declaration came as British security agency MI5 admitted to fears that “sleeper cells” may already be in place in Britain awaiting orders to carry out terror attacks.
The cells are made up of tight-knit groups that are not easily tracked by security and undercover officers monitoring mosques and radical meetings, a former British security officer told the Express.
“Everyone in the counter-terrorism community believes an attack in Britain will take place.”
Britain has been at a high-security threat level since 2014, one level away from “critical” which means a terror attack is imminent. The increased terror threat has prompted the creation of a special British anti-terror squad comprised of highly trained Special Air Service (SAS) personnel.
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The Special Forces unit has been seen flying into abandoned buildings and nuclear sites as they rehearse their response to a British terror attack.
The question of whether the SAS unit will be enough to protect British citizens will more than likely be put to the test as the UK has come out as the likely next target for an ISIS terror attack.
Days ago, the Islamic State asked its supporters to vote on the next victim of a terror attack in a sick poll circulated on social media. Britain was first on the list chosen by radical jihadists followed by Russia.
What do you think? Is it safe to travel in Europe right now?