Former Islamist says 'attacks like Westminster will become part of our day-to-day life'

Westminster: 'The enemy we’re fighting is a different monster altogether', says Quilliam Foundation's Adam Deen

The director of the Quilliam Foundation spoke to Paul Ross about the difficulties facing the fight against Islamist extremism (Credit: Twitter @adamdeen)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A former extremist has told talkRADIO that Westminster-style terror attacks "will be very much a part of day-to-day life" in Britain over the coming years.

Adam Deen spoke to Paul Ross as the investigation continues into Khalid Masood, the man who killed four people in London last week.

Deen was formerly a member of extremist group al-Muhajiroun before he became disillusioned and is now a director of the counter-extremism foundation Quilliam. He told Paul Ross: "The enemy we’re fighting is a different monster altogether. It’s evolved from the Bin Laden era.

"What we’re getting now is the Frankenstein of the Frankenstein – there is no logic to it.

"The only thing it says [is] that 'if you don’t agree with my ideology, everything goes and terrorism is justified in killing you.'

"Unfortunately these types of acts [Westminster] will be very much a part of day-to-day life, of living in the West and in the UK.

"If we were to see the complete destruction of ISIS in the next few months, we shouldn’t be fooled into thinking they’ll go away. Their ideas will carry on."