Nigel Farage Tells Fox News: ‘Islamic Terrorism NOT Historic Statues Is The Enemy’
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has hit out at Americans for becoming obsessed with taking down the statues of former politicians and other historical figures, who they perceive as not being politically correct for the 21st century, rather than concentrating on what he calls ‘the real enemy’ of Islamic Terrorism. Mr. Farage was speaking to Steve Doocy, who asked him if concerns about immigration and terrorism laid behind the Brexit vote in the UK. Mr. Farage said:
‘Absolutely. I mean, normal nations make their own laws, control their own borders, and choose who comes to live, work, and settle in their country. We had surrendered that as a member of the EU.
‘ I made it absolutely the central point of the campaign, we’re not against anybody. We — we don’t wish to have bad feeling to anyone in the world, but we want to choose who comes to our country, and we’ll do that to make sure that our workers earn decent wages.
‘ But equally importantly, we’ll do that to try to make ourselves a little bit safer. And if you think about it, so much of what President Trump said when he was a candidate, all the way through, in many ways echo that, and the American people took to it.
‘ What I find, and let me just put it to you, looking at it from this side, what I can’t believe — in the wake of Barcelona — is there is still a sizable chunk of Americans who want to tear down historical statues — seeing these figures as the enemy — whereas, it’s pretty clear, Islamic terrorism is a threat to all of us’.
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.