Ordinært britisk politi skal mobiliseres til overvåking av radikaliserte britiske muslimer. MI5 har nok med å overvåke de som allerede har nådd terrornivået. Underskogen av radikaliserte unge greier de ikke følge med på.
Dette reiser selvfølgelig en rekke spørsmål. En del muslimer føler at de blir plukket ut og får spesialbehandling. Politikken kan i høyere grad gjøre ordensmakten til en motstander for disse menneskene. Men hva er alternativet?
The threat from radicalised young Muslims is growing at such a rate that MI5 has realised that it needs the help of police officers on the streets to help it keep a check on extremists in their areas.
Thousands of police officers on the beat in areas with large Pakistani communities — such as Birmingham, Leeds and London — will be expected to keep a lookout for young Muslims known to have become radicals.
The information gathered from day-to-day observations will be used to compile a comprehensive database of lower-level extremism. This register will help both MI5 and the police.
However, there are thousands of other radicalised young Muslims from countries such as Pakistan, North Africa and Somalia about whom there is no intelligence linking them to terrorist groups.
Because of limited resources, they are not regarded as a priority for MI5 when there are so many others who are known to be affiliated to terrorist networks in Britain and, in many cases, actually to be plotting attacks.
The fear is that young Muslims who are being radicalised may be persuaded to support the cause of the terrorists.