The Drudge Report on Friday touched on the threat ISIS poses to the UK after the country raised its terror threat.
According to the London Evening Standard, Britain’s terror level was raised to “severe” after fears arose that jihadists from Syria and Iraq–possibly members of ISIS, or the Islamic State–would be coming back to the UK.
The warning means that an attack is “highly likely,” the country’s Home Secretary Theresa May indicated, according to the Standard.
Britain’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre made the move on Friday.
May said, “The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq, where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West.
She added: “Some of those plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have travelled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts. We face a real and serious threat in the UK from international terrorism. I urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that London rapper L. Jinny could have been the one responsible for the death of journalist James Foley. The rapper, born Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, resided in Britain before he moved to Syria to apparently join ISIS.
He’s been nicknamed as “Jihadi John.”
The Daily Mail reported: “Bary has previously posted sickening images online of himself posing with the severed head of a Syria soldier, accompanied by a joke … Friends say Bary became radicalised after coming into contact with extremists linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary.”