Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a warning on Monday to the West that they should be prepared for the potential use of biological weapons by extremist groups, citing Islamism as a “first order” security threat.
Following the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, Britain fears the return of the Taliban, as well as other Islamists and terrorists from such groups as al Qaeda and Islamic State, according to Reuters .
“Islamism, both the ideology and the violence, is a first order security threat and, unchecked, it will come to us, even if centered far from us, as 9/11 demonstrated,” said Blair.
Blair was speaking at The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defense and security think tank to mark the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda on the U.S.He urged the West to take stock of its vulnerability and to be […]
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