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The Number Of Terrorism Suspects In The U.K.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

From CounterterrorismBlog:

4,000 in UK trained at terror camps.
Daily Telegraph reported that between 3,000 to 4,000 Islamists traveled from the United Kingdom to apparently pre-9/11 terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. The July 15, 2007 Daily Telegraph story reported stated that:

“Up to 4,000 Islamic extremists have attended terrorist training camps in Afghanistan before returning to Britain, security chiefs have revealed.” The July 15, 2007 Daily Telegraph reported that “[a] senior security source said of the al-Qaeda camps: ‘There are 3,000 to 4,000 people who went from the UK to Afghanistan and came back. The important question is, where are they now?’ The figure is more than double the estimate of 1,600 which MI5 gave last autumn for the number of individuals actively involved in plotting terrorist attacks in the UK.”

4,000 are UK terror suspects
The UK Sun reported that the number of Islamist terrorists increased to 4,000 active terrorists with 2,000 sympathizers. The July 17, 2007 UK Sun story reported:

“[the] number of suspected Muslim terrorists in the UK has multiplied nearly four times in seven months, security chiefs have been told. A staggering 2,000 active terrorists are under watch in Britain.And there are another 2,000 sympathisers. It is a massive rise from the 1,200 warned about by MI5’s former head seven months ago. The chiefs of MI5, Scotland Yard and MI6 were told the figure last week.”

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