Farage: Multiculturalism Made Us ‘Frightened Of Our Own Shadows’

Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament and leader of the UK Independence Party criticized the “deliberate policy of multiculturalism” that has made people “frightened of our own shadows” on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

“What we’ve done, is we’ve allowed through a deliberate policy of multiculturalism, because we want to show the world what lovely people we are, we’ve allowed different communities to develop a different culture within, what ought to be a Judeo-Christian culture, in the case of my country, our constitution makes it perfectly clear, that is what we are as country and — we want to be tolerant of other religions, and other minorities, but they’ve got to understand the law of the land in our country. We’ve lost sight of that, and we’ve seen Paris, we’ve seen events in parts of Belgium, now these arrests here in New York City today. This isn’t going away in a hurry, and we’re going to have to get very much more robust” he stated.

Farage said that while all religions can become radicalized, “the mosques in Britain have been infiltrated by a series of preachers, funded with big money coming out of parts of the Middle East, and saying things in mosques, that if I said in the streets of London, or you said in the streets of New York, we’d be arrested for,” a problem he alleged the UK was “turning a blind eye” towards.

He further cited the Rotherham scandal as proof that “we’ve been frightened of our own shadows.”

He concluded, “over the course of the last 15 years is, both us and you, the Americans, by having boots on the ground in Afghanistan, in Iraq, has actually made feelings against us even stronger. Provide expertise, provide help…we bombed Libya four years ago. We’ve made Libya worse. We’ve now made Libya a country in which it’s impossible to live as a Christian. Let’s think carefully before we get involved in complicated military and social issues.”

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