The whole world watched as Brexit, a vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union after 43 years, passed against the odds Friday morning. The vote went 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of a British exit and produced a voter turnout of 72 percent, the highest in decades.
ISIS was watching too and has allegedly begun to make plans to take advantage of the the economic uncertainty that may ensue as a result.
According to reports, a jihadi Telegram, an encrypted service commonly used among extremists, was written expressing the terrorist group’s delight for the negative economic issues in play and urged followers to carry out attacks in Europe, particularly Berlin and Brussels, in order to “paralyse” them further.
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Responding to ISIS’s statements, a UK foreign office said, “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.”
This is one in a long line of terror threats against Europe recently. According to reports, law enforcement foiled a major terror attack planned to take place during Ireland’s Euro 2016 match with Belgium this week.
As for the UK’s decision to break away from the EU, Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned and the British Pound has thus far plummeted, with gold sky rocketing and global financiers like George Soros warning that the worst is yet to come. However, the central banks and numerous others in the financial sector have been singing a different tune, assuring everyone this is only temporary.
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h/t: UK Mirror
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