British fascists are as dangerous as ISIS, says Derbyshire Police sergeant
Fascist organizations like the British National Party (BNP) and English Defence League (EDL) are just as dangerous as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), one English police force claims.
Sergeant John Brooker from Derbyshire Police told Peak FM that home-grown right-wing radicals pose “just as much of a real threat” as those operating overseas, and vowed to treat them the same.
The sergeant added that the BNP and the EDL operated in the same way as terrorist groups, by dividing society and forcing people against one another. He also said right-wing groups could radicalize vulnerable people and drive them commit violent acts.
“The biggest threat is very much centered on Syria and Iraq based on groups such as Islamic State, however, we certainly can’t ignore the right-wing issues and the far-right issues that do exist in our communities and are just as much of a real threat in terms of community division, hatred and deplorable acts as anything else,”he said.