UKIP Leader and Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage argued that jihadists have been able to gain a foothold in the West because “we as governments, we as nations, we as countries, are not being robust enough in defending our values” during an interview on the Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Thursday.
“What I have seen in the UK, and I have some understanding that in America it’s similar, is that much of this recruitment, to extremism, is going on within the organizations of the state. It’s happening within schools, and especially it is happening within prisons, and one of the reasons it’s being allowed to happen within the organs our state is we as governments, we as nations, we as countries, are not being robust enough in defending our values. We have been weak and they have taken advantage of us,” Farage declared.
Farage further criticized multiculturalism for dividing the United Kingdom, saying “what I see in every British city and every British town, are ghetto areas, are divided communities, are people whose kids don’t speak the same language, and a divided country, and that from the one country in Europe that actually had the best race relations of any of them.”
“We must from now on be really careful about protecting our borders, about making sure those that want to come and live with us and work with us, are the right people” he added.
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