Security experts warn that during Covid lockdowns, the UK risks terrorist attacks by “bedroom radicals” drawn to extreme web propaganda.
Scotland Yard called the Conservative MP’s death a terrorist event with a “possible motivation linked to Islamist extremism” just hours after the attack in Essex on Friday. Over the weekend, media reports surfaced that his alleged killer, Ali Harbi Ali, had been radicalized by extremist literature, including YouTube videos by convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who supports the Islamic State.
Counter-terrorism experts have warned that other people may have been radicalized during the pandemic as a result of the claims. former administration