SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Politicians from major parties including British Prime Minister, David Cameron and his deputy, Nick Clegg condemned United Kingdom Independence Party’s Leader, Nigel Farage for a “sickening” attempt to exploit the atrocity for his own political benefit.
Farage used a string of TV and Radio interviews to air his remarks, adding that there was a “fifth column” living in Britain and France responsible for terrorist attacks.
First he told Channel 4 News: “There is a very strong argument that says that what happened in Paris is a result – and we’ve seen it in London too – is a result I’m afraid of now having a fifth column living within these countries.
“We’ve got people living in these countries, holding our passports, who hate us.”
He repeated the message on LBC Radio, saying: “What should have been done is we should have had a controlled immigration policy and made sure we did full checks on everybody who ever came to this country from anywhere – and that applies to everyone else.
“We in Britain, and I’ve seen evidence in other European countries too, have pursued a really rather gross policy of multi-culturalism. We have encouraged people who come from different cultures to remain within those cultures, and not to integrate fully within our communities.”
Mr Cameron said: “Today is not the day to make political remarks or arguments. “Today is the day to stand four-square behind the French people.” British Home Secretary Theresa May said: “It’s irresponsible to talk about a fifth column. We should all be working across society to ensure that we deal with and eradicate extremism, wherever it exists.”
Nick Clegg said: “I am dismayed that Nigel Farage immediately thinks, on the back of the bloody murders that we saw on the streets of Paris yesterday, his first reflex is to make political points.”