Westminster incident would fit a pattern of low-tech attacks aimed at institutions of government


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The Henry Jackson Society has commented on the incident in Westminster this morning, after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

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Tom Wilson, Research Fellow in the Centre on Radicalisation & Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society, said:

“If this incident is indeed terrorism, then we are yet again seeing the use of a vehicle as part of a low-tech attack.

“This would also fit a pattern of terrorists increasingly targeting government and democratic institutions.

“This is a trend which has grown since the 2014 attack on the Canadian Parliament, and was particularly apparent in the 2017 attacks on Westminster and Whitehall.”


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