British police foil terror plot to assassinate Prime Minister in her home

December 6, 2017

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Thanks to disastrous immigration policies and an increasingly large migrant population that is having difficulty assimilating, the United Kingdom has become a tinderbox. A new pair of arrests demonstrates just how bad it’s gotten.

Yesterday, British intelligence officials announced that they had stopped a planned assassination attempt on Prime Minister Theresa May.

20-year-old Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman of London and 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran of Birmingham were arrested for plotting the attack.

Planned Assault

British officials have released some information about what the planned attack would have involved.

One of the terrorists was to plant an explosive device at 10 Downing Street (the traditional home of British Prime Ministers), then, in the ensuing chaos, the other would rush in with a knife with the express purpose of killing Prime Minister May.

This foiled attack is just one of nine that British authorities have prevented in the last year. Some reports claim there may be as many as 23,000 jihadis in the United Kingdom. That’s the size of a military corps. The Times reports:

About 3,000 people from the total group are judged to pose a threat and are under investigation or active monitoring in 500 operations being run by police and intelligence services. The 20,000 others have featured in previous inquiries and are categorised as posing a “residual risk”.

Thankfully the Brits had the good sense to leave the European Union before it was too late.

Bigger Fish to Fry

Prior to the news about this failed assassination plot, Prime Minister May was busy in the British and international press condemning President Trump. May’s anger was due to Trump sharing several videos on Twitter depicting Muslims and second-generation Muslims in Europe assaulting native youths.

More to the point, the videos were originally uploaded by Britain First, a group that the government London considered a “hate” organization. One of Britain First’s leaders, Jayda Fransen, was convicted of a hate crime for allegedly “abusing” a Muslim woman on the streets of England.

The group is also known for their provocative patrols through Muslim neighborhoods, which include the members singing and carrying crosses.

In response to Trump’s tweets, Prime Minister May chastised the President for getting involved in British affairs.

I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do. Britain First is a hateful organization. It seeks to spread mistrust and division in our communities. It stands against common British decency

May, like the American media, never touched on the fact that the videos showed real crimes committed against real people. That those crimes appear to have been instances of religious or ethnically-based violence makes them even more concerning.

The arrests of the would-be assassins demonstrate just how serious the problem is. Many of the government’s critics no doubt feel somewhat justified at the news.

In response to Prime Minster May, President Trump tweeted that she should deal with Britain’s problems before commenting on the doings of the American president.

Perhaps she can start by hiring really good bodyguards.

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Benjamin Welton

Benjamin Welton is a writer based in Boston. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic Magazine and The Daily Caller. He has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Vermont and Bachelors degrees in English Literature and History from West Virginia University.