Isil wants to carry out mass chemical attack on Britain, minister warns
Minster Ben Wallace warns Isil planning chemical attack on Britain
DT, 1 Jan 2017:
“Isil wants to carry out mass chemical attack on Britain, minister warns”
Mr Wallace said: “Experts have warned that their ambition is a mass casualty attack and they have no moral barrier to using whatever means possible.”
On Saturday he told the Sunday Times: “The ambition of IS or Daesh is definitely mass casualty attacks. They want to harm as many people as possible and terrorise as many people as possible.
“They have no moral objection to using chemical weapons against populations and if they could, they would in this country.
“The casualty figures which could be involved would be everybody’s worst fear.
“We have certainly seen reports of them using it in Syria and Iraq (and) we have certainly seen aspiration for it in Europe.”
Minster warns Isil are planning a chemical attack on Britain
Mr Wallace also warned about the threat from “the enemy within” as terror groups, Russia and cyber attackers were trying to plant “traitors” in the Government, the military and leading businesses.
“There are traitors. We have to be on our guard for the enemy within,” he said.
“The insider threat, as we would call it, is real and it can be exploited and there are people trying to do that as we speak.”