Nigel Farage blames multiculturalism for London terror attack

'I'm sorry to say that we have now a fifth column living inside these European countries,' says former Ukip leader

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Nigel Farage has suggested support for multiculturalism is to blame for the Westminster attack.

The former Ukip leader claimed the political support for multiculturalism had created a "fifth column" of terror supporters in Western societies. 

Mr Farage argued this was the fault of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, claiming his government ordered “search parties” to track down immigrants from around the world to bring to the UK.

Mr Farage argued people would be keen for “answers” in the wake of the London attack which killed three people and questioned Theresa May and Sadiq Khan’s insistence Britain was united in the wake of the incident.

The Ukip MEP failed to mention the fact many of the victims of the attack were in fact foreigners themselves. Aysha Frade, a Spanish teacher on her way to pick up her children from school, was one of those who died.

Of the casualties admitted to hospital, 12 were British, three were French children, two Romanians, four South Koreans, two Greeks and one citizen from both Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Italy and the US.

Mr Farage, who has forged a blossoming relationship with President Donald Trump in recent months, said the atrocity strengthened Mr Trump’s arguments for creating more extreme vetting for immigrants coming to the US.

Speaking on Fox News, Mr Farage said: "The idea that this whole country is united, which is what we are hearing from our leaders, I'm not sure is true.

"I think the British people want some answers from our leaders as to what they are now going to do,” he continued. "I do actually think that the moment has come for us to actually point the blame. What these politicians have done in the space of just 15 years may well affect the way we live in this country over the next 100 years."

Mr Farage went on to discuss the possible causes behind the incident with Sean Hannity, a conservative TV personality and well-known supporter of President Trump.

The British politician, who has recently become a commentator on the US network, said: "We've made some terrible mistakes in this country, and it really started with the election of Tony Blair back in 1997, who said he wanted to build a multicultural Britain.

"His government even said they sent out search parties to find immigrants from all over the world to come into Britain. Do you know what? I don't think we vetted a single one of them.”

He continued: "The problem with multiculturalism is that it leads to divided communities. It's quite different to multi-racialism. That's fine, that can work very happily and extremely well. But we've finished up with very divided communities.

"I'm sorry to say that we have now a fifth column living inside these European countries. Surely an American audience seeing this horrendous thing happening in Westminster should start to say to itself that when Donald Trump tries to put in place vetting measures, he is doing it to protect your country."

Mr Farage attacked protesters in Fifth Avenue in New York and in wider America, saying: "Frankly, if you open your door to uncontrolled immigration from Middle Eastern countries, you are inviting in terrorism."

Mr Farage was the first foreign politician to meet Mr Trump in person and met him before Theresa May. He has met with the president on a number of occasions since, having both attended a “heroes and villains” costume party in New York in early December.

The Metropolitan Police is deploying extra armed and unarmed patrols across the capital to provide protection and reassurance in the aftermath of the tragedy, which investigators are treating as an Islamist-inspired terror attack.