It was only last year, that several evil and twisted souls brought carnage onto the streets of the UK. We all have a tendency to become complacent when the months start to pass in between such evil and twisted attacks.
And I say ‘in between attacks’ intentionally, because it is only down to the hard work of the Police & Security services that other souls consumed by hate, and possessed by evil haven’t been successful in the cold blooded murder of our fellow citizens.
Whenever I hear something in the news about measures which are introduced to combat terrorist atrocities, it always resonates very deeply with me.
I went into work on my day off when the 7/7 bombs unleashed their indiscriminate blasts on the London Underground, because I wanted to help my Met police colleagues as London turned into a frenzy of panic and sheer horror.
The East London Borough where I worked at the time as a response team officer, was just a sea of blue lights with the chorus of two-tones in the background.
Unlike many journalists out there (not that I consider myself to be a journalist in any way, shape or form) who write about this subject, when you have been directly involved in the aftermath or the actual events of atrocities such as these as they happen, then you want to do as much as you can to prevent another brainwashed and evil soul from carrying out another murderous attack against innocent civilians who are just going about their daily lives.
So when we saw some articles regarding the Police calling for ‘counter-terrorism citizens’ we felt compelled to share it, in an attempt to do our small bit in order to raise awareness to the ever-present threat posed by a small minority of individuals who have a train-of-thought so sick and twisted, that they think cold-blooded murder is justified.
Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told the BBC: “If you feel nervous about [any suspicious activity], you should report it”.
He added that police want every good citizen to become “a counter-terrorism citizen”.
It comes as police launch their ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign.
The campaign – encouraging ANYONE to report ANY suspicious activity – comes as figures reveal 30,984 reports were made to counter-terror officers in 2017.
More than 6,000 of those reports helped inform live investigations, police say.
Mr Basu added: “It’s long been a mantra in counter-terrorism policing that we want every good police officer to be a counter-terrorism officer.
“This is an opportunity for every good citizen to be a counter-terrorism citizen.”
The call for help from the general public comes nearly a year before the 1st anniversary of the disgusting and vile Westminster attack in 2017, which was one of five terror attacks which took place in the space of six months.
And please do not think for one minute that the threat has gone away. It hasn’t.
I still have many friends and family members who are in the Met Police, and several who work in counter terrorism units.
The threat is still very real, and very present. There are still sick and twisted followers of evil out there, who want to murder as many people as possible on the utterly ridiculous belief that such cold-blooded murder will ‘fast track’ them to Paradise.
When you consider their rationale behind their evil actions, it defies belief as to how anyone with an ounce of common sense could believe that such actions are in ANY way ‘Godly’.
Figures recently released by the security services, show that the police and MI5 are running more than 600 counter-terror investigations relating to about 3,000 individuals.
Examples of suspicious activity include receiving deliveries for unusual items bought online, traveling for long periods without being clear where, and taking photos of security measures or CCTV cameras.
EVERYONE can do their bit to help safeguard the lives of innocent members of the public.
If you see ANYTHING suspicious, then please please please report it. As someone who has served on the #ThinBlueLine I can categorically tell you that the Police & Security Services would prefer you to report something that turns out to be nothing, rather than having to tell someone that a member of their family has been caught up in a vicious, evil and twisted terrorist attack.
I will never forget taking a missing persons report from a family in Newham regarding their daughter who had not returned home from work on the day after the London 7/7 bombings, only for it to later transpire that their daughter, Shahara Islam had been murdered by the cowardly, evil & twisted London bombers.
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