Western European leaders are "in denial" on how open border policies correlate with radical Islamic terrorist attacks, Nigel Farage said Thursday after the region's latest terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.
"There is no realization at all," Farage told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
"In fact, what happens is they all stand up and say, 'We stand in solidarity with' – Barcelona, or Brussels, or Stockholm, or Paris, or London, or whatever it may be – and 'this is truly awful and we have no understanding why this going on.'
"Not once do we ever hear a single leader in Europe offer any policy solution whatsoever. They are still in denial. And I can only guess it is because they are embarrassed by the fact that they have caused this."
Farage said it has become the norm in Europe for those who speak out against radical Islamic terrorism to be dismissed as the radical idealists.
"One of the problems is that many of the parties around Europe to stand up against islamic extremism themselves appear to the electorate, at times, to be a bit extreme themselves," Farage told Carlson.
Farage pointed to Eastern Europe's recent lack of major terrorist attacks as a sign the ruling parties in Hungry, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia are keeping the radical extremists out of their countries.
"If we are being really frank about this, Tucker, there is a direct link and relationship between the number of people you let in from different religions in different cultures and the number of terror attacks," Farage said.
"And that is why in Eastern Europe, you're simply not seeing it."
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