UK: Fears of resurgent terrorism as COVID-19 lockdown ends | DW | 12.07.2020
On June 20, as Brits basked in the mid-summer sunshine, terror struck with little warning. Armed with a knife, 25-year-old Khairi Saadallah walked into a park in Reading and stabbed to death three friendsin a frenzied, indiscriminate attack, prosecutors allege.
It was — in the words of Neil Basu, head of UK counter-terror policing — the "re-emergence" of one disease, extremism, as another, COVID-19, recedes.
He is not alone in his concern. Deprived of social stimulation during lockdown, expert