UK faces a decade of terror from Al Qaeda: Brown

Friday, January 1, 2010

LONDON - Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned that Britain faces a decade of terror as al-Qaeda finds fresh methods for its murderous attacks.

Brown issued the grim warning after receiving new intelligence reports, and said the failed Christmas Day jet bomb should act as a wake-up call to the world.

The Sun quoted him as saying: “The new decade is starting as the last began - with al-Qaeda creating a climate of fear. In the past week, we have been exposed to an evolving terrorist threat and reminded of the importance of a major new base for terrorism.”

“The enemies of democracy are concealing explosives in ways which are more difficult to detect,” he added.

Brown said full body scanners would be installed at all UK airports, along with advanced X-ray machines and devices to detect explosives.

He also vowed to act swiftly on all fronts, working together with the US and other allies.

He added: “We have to take on extremists wherever they are, in Afghanistan, Pakistan and all around the world, including here in Britain.” (ANI)

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