British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke Friday on the growing threat of Islamic terror group ISIS and announced that the his country’s government had now raised its threat level from “substantial” to “severe.”
“What we are facing in Iraq now with ISIS,” Prime Minister Cameron said, “is a greater and deeper threat to our security than what we have known before.”
ISIS is a threat that is not just a British or Western problem, Cameron contended, but that its an evil that “comes from the poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism” that now threatens the entire globe.
He said the evil that drives ISIS was not a result of the Iraq War and that it didn’t spring up from global poverty.
“ISIS, he added, cannot be “appeased,” and that the civilized world cannot permit the existence of a “terrorist state on the shores of the Mediterranean.”
Cameron’s tough and direct statement came just one day after President Obama’s tepid and lifeless address on ISIS, where he said his administration “doesn’t have a strategy yet.”
“Openness,” Cameron added, “does not accommodate “intolerance.”
“Adhering to British values, is not an option or a choice, it is a duty for those living in these islands.”
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