Two senior British ministers on Thursday set out a five-point plan to tackle Daesh.
Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond laid out the proposals in an article in The Daily Telegraph newspaper ahead of UN meetings in New York on fighting the threat in Iraq, Syria and around the world.
“In recent weeks, we have seen appalling events in France and America,” they wrote. “Acts of terror have killed hundreds of innocent people going about their daily lives. They have been designed to divide the Western world and to spread fear across our great nations.
“Instead, we stand together, strengthened by our united determination to hold firm to our shared values and confront the evil that threatens us.”
Calling for the international community to combat “a new type of threat”, Osborne and Hammond added: “Not only are the leaders of this death cult inflicting a barbaric, brutal terrorism on the people who live in the swathes of territory they control, but they want to extend their brutality around the world.”
The ministers, both members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative government, said the first element was to counter terrorism domestically with a strategy to prevent attacks that “leaves no hiding place for the extremist ideology that fuels it.”