Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for inviting Islamic terrorism into her own country.
Responding to Merkel’s New Year’s message stating that Islamic terrorism poses the greatest challenge to Germany, Farage noted that it is about time the chancellor made the admission.
Angela Merkel says Islamic terror is the biggest threat facing Germany. . says Merkel brought this on herself pic.twitter.com/hxzESWqWjE
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) January 3, 2017
“At last, what we’re seeing from Mrs. Merkel is some recognition. It is not racist, it is not inflammatory, it is not wrong to recognize that we have a problem,” the leader of the UK Independence Party told Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney.
“However, let’s just remember, she was the person who invited into Germany over a million people without being able to security check a single one of them,” he added.
Farage blasts Merkel for letting Islamic terrorism into Germany https://t.co/xAVO0ZvfQH
— David Jones (@DavidJo52951945) January 4, 2017
As Merkel runs for a fourth term as chancellor, she is facing harsh criticism for allowing over one million refugees into the country without proper vetting for all of them. Farage blamed Merkel and the failed freedom of movement in Europe for the massacre in Berlin before Christmas when a Tunisian refugee drove a truck into a crowded Christmas market, allegedly killing 12 people and injuring many more.
@Varneyco Political correctness coming home to roost. So sad that these people place politics ahead of security.
— Roger Atkinson (@IFCPastorRoger) January 3, 2017
— Paul (@paconnel321) January 3, 2017
“The person driving that lorry had served a prison sentence in Italy – through the European Union’s free movement he got to Germany,” Farage said. “He had applied for asylum and refugee status, and having been refused, he hadn’t been removed. And then, when he was the most wanted man in the whole of Europe, he was able to cross the border into France and into Italy when he was finally caught in Milan.”
Anis Amri was shot and killed by Italian police in Milan following a manhunt for the suspect. As a result, Italy declared it would be looking to deport the hundreds of migrants who have flooded into the country.
“I think the public, right across Europe, are furious that the Schengen free movement area doesn’t just mean the free movement of good people,” Farage, an advocate for tighter European border controls, said. “It means the free movement of bad people, Kalashnikovs, explosives and everything else.”
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