British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned of “terrible” attacks on the UK and the West by militants from the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.
“There are people in Iraq and Syria who are plotting to carry out terrible acts in Britain and elsewhere and as long as ISIL exists in those two countries, we are at threat,” Cameron told the state-run BBC.
“It is an existential threat because what is happening here is the perversion of a great religion and the creation of this poisonous death cult is seducing too many young minds,” Cameron added.
The UK PM was speaking after a gunman killed dozens of foreign tourists, mainly British, in an attack on beach resort in Tunisia on Friday.
Now Arzu Merali, human rights activist and head of research at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in London says the “Da’esh (ISIL) threat” has to be assessed by security services, also expressing concern about Cameron’s rhetoric.
“What we have seen in the last year is that Da’esh (ISIL) has been used a pretext for introducing even more draconian measures and law in the United Kingdom,” Merali said, adding that “now primarily these measures target Muslims.”