Increased terror threat to the UK is a “poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism” – David Cameron

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The British Prime Minister, David Cameron Today announced new laws targeting terror suspects as he warns extremism in Iraq and Syria poses greater threat than ever before. Sky News has reported.

At a news conference in Downing Street, Mr Cameron said the Iraq war in 2004 was not to blame for the rise of Islamic State, which has seized swathes of territory across Iraq and Syria to form an “Islamic caliphate” and carried out beheadings and mass killings.

He said: “The root cause of this threat to our security is quite clear: it is a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism that is condemned by all faiths and by all faith leaders.

“It believes in using the most brutal forms of terrorism to force people to accept a warped world view and to live in an almost medieval state.

“It is vital we make this distinction between religion and political ideology.

“Islam is a religion observed peacefully and devotedly by millions. Islamist extremism is a poisonous political ideology supported by a minority.

“ISIL is a greater and deeper threat to our security than ever before. We have to confront this ideology at home and abroad.”

Mr Cameron said he would make a statement to the House of Commons on Monday about new legislation to make it easier to take passports away from people who have travelled abroad to fight.

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