Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 3:37 pm ar 22 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Ceidwadwyr, Bournemouth East 3:37, 22 Mai 2024

I apologise for missing the Minister’s opening remarks. As someone who takes a huge personal interest in our counter-terrorism capabilities, I want to put on record the fact that we are working cross-party. That is very welcome indeed. Does the Security Minister agree that while state-on-state aggression is back at a scale that we are now having to advance our defence posture, the threat of non-state actors and extremism is very much there? In particular, we are seeing the rise of ISIS-K and potentially overtaking the scale of threat that al-Qaeda posed. It is now out of control, taking advantage of recruitment, indoctrinating and tasking in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Does he agree that we should all be concerned about ISIS-K?