Nigel Farage claims that certain self-contained Muslim enclaves in Europe, where police no longer regularly patrol, operate under Sharia Law rather than civil law.
Farage is the outspoken and often politically incorrect leader of the populist UK Independence Party (UKIP or Ukip) and member of the European parliament. He offered the above assessment on Sean Hannity’s show on the Fox News Channel, adding that Europe’s political class is hopelessly out of touch with what’s going on in the real world in connection with radical Islam. See the embed below and draw your own conclusions.
Late last month, Farage was named “Briton of the Year” by the Times of London to the consternation of many of his detractors — who often accuse him of racism — on social media.
In a speech before the EU parliament in Strasbourg this week, Farage insisted that merely adopting the “Je Suis Charlie” motto is insufficient to take Europe’s political leadership off the hook for policy debacles that have engendered acts of terrorism across the continent.
In a prior appearance on FNC in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, Farage insisted similarly that the effort by political elites in Europe to promote multiculturalism through uncontrolled immigration has failed.
Last May, Ukip under Farage’s leadership won the most seats for Britain’s representation in the EU, the first time in about 100 years that a third party won a national election in England.
Farage is also a candidate for the British parliament, the House of Commons, in the upcoming May 2015 general election, in which even a modest number of Ukip wins could play a decisive role in forming a governing coalition in Westminster.
The rise of Ukip has resulted in part because many British voters have become disenchanted with the Conservatives/Tories on the right and the Labor Party on the left, and as such, neither is expected to achieve a majority in parliament.
Commenting on so-called “no-go” areas for police and other authorities, Farage told Hannity the following.
“It isn’t just France; it’s happening right across Europe. We’ve got no-go zones in most of the big French cities. We’ve been turning a blind eye to preachers of hate that have been coming here from the Middle East and saying things which the rest of us would be arrested… we’ve seen the law not being applied equally. We’ve seen the police forces not actually doing their job because we’ve suffered from moral cowardice…”
Ukip wants to reassert the sovereignty of Britain by exiting the European Union via referendum and leaving behind all its assorted heavy-handed regulations, and also, among other things, to clamp down on massive immigration into the U.K., which has come from both from third-world countries as well as from eastern Europe, the latter as a result of EU decrees. The influx has destabilized social services and pushed wages downward, Ukip and Farage maintain.
Farage added more on FNC.
“We have, through mass immigration and through not checking the details of those people who have come to our countries, we have allowed big ghettos to develop, and when it comes to confronting tough issues we’re run a mile. That is why we’re in the mess we’re in. We’ve been led very badly… so wherever you look, you see this blind eye being turned, and you see the growth of ghettos where the police and all the normal agents of the law have withdrawn…”
Nigel Farage noted by way of one example that there have been as yet no charges brought by authorities in the U.K. for the tens of thousands of women he says have been victimized by genital mutilations in that country.
Do you agree or disagree with Nigel Farage that a breakdown of traditional legal norms has occurred in some areas of Europe?
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