The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union is reverberating around the globe. Global financial markets are in turmoil, as is the UK’s government, while other EU countries are already calling for similar referendums to exit the EU. World leaders are calling for calm and patience as the enormity of the decision sets in and plans for the “divorce” begin to be made.
Meanwhile, the Islamic State is calling to capitalize on the EU’s instability and potentially negative economic impact as it calls for attacks in Brussels and Berlin in order to ‘paralyse’ Europe.
As the Mirror UK reports:
A jihadi Telegram channel expressed joy for the economic impact and fracturing of the EU following the British referendum
Islamic State has expressed its delight for the expected negative economic impact on the United Kingdom and the European Union following the British referendum – and called for attacks in Berlin and Brussels to “paralyse” Europe.A jihadi Telegram – an encrypted messaging service popular with militants – praised the economic chaos that came in the wake of the EU Referendum and urged followers to strike at the heart of mainland Europe, according to terror threat monitor Site. UK military chiefs have warned there is a “serious and direct threat to holiday resorts across Europe” from groups like ISIS.
The Foreign Office (FCO) says “there is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria”.
Anti-terror police are believed to have foiled a major terror attack planned to take place during Ireland’s Euro 2016 match with Belgium.
Belgian authorities say the plot required “immediate intervention” after they arrested 12 people in Brussels.
The Belgian’s team – nicknamed the Red Devils – are due to play the Republic of Ireland in Bordeaux at 2pm this afternoon.
Tragically, evidence continues to mount that it is the European Union’s own immigration policies that have enabled ISIS to get into position across Europe to execute attacks like the ones in Paris and Brussels. Last night the British indicated they had had enough and were going to try to reclaim their sovereign nation and culture, if it’s not already too late — like closing the barn door after the cow escaped.
So far, it seems EU leaders have done little to indicate they will do the same.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]