UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk @karlpenhaul is in London w/ the latest. #OutFront


British Prime Minister David Cameron said the "root cause" of the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom is "Islamist extremism." @cnn

UK raises terror threat to 'severe', Cameron says 'attack likely' ― RT UK

ISIS poses a “greater and deeper threat to our security than we’ve seen before” said Prime Minister David Cameron. His statement follows a decision to raise the UK's terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" over events in Iraq and Syria.

Fighting the Islamic State is “a generational struggle” against a “poisonous ideology” Cameron said, adding the UK “must respond calmly and with purpose” to a “greater and deeper threat to our security than we’ve seen before.”

Cameron said the root cause of the terrorist threat is “the poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism.”

He stressed a distinction must be made between the Islamic faith and extremist political ideology, which he said must be defeated at its root.


Obama's no 'strategy yet' comment on ISIS in Syria sparks a political uproar

That time Obama wore a tan suit and Twitter freaked out – CNN Political Ticker - Blogs

President Barack Obama on Thursday took some questions in the White House press briefing room about serious subject matters - ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Russia.

But the reaction on Twitter was largely focused on his rarely worn tan suit.