Farage says that Batten “seems to be pretty obsessed with the issue of Islam, not just Islamic extremism, but Islam, and UKIP wasn’t founded to be a party fighting a religious crusade.”
Maybe not, but how does Farage propose to separate “Islamic extremism” from “Islam”? And it makes no difference that “UKIP wasn’t founded to be a party fighting a religious crusade”; the Democrat Party wasn’t founded to be a party fighting for open borders and socialist government either, but that’s what it is now. No one is actually calling for a crusade, but Britain has a large and growing problem with jihad and Islamic supremacism. If UKIP doesn’t confront it, who will? Possibly no one, in which case the Sharia supremacists will certainly triumph, and Britain as we have known it will be dead.
It’s astonishing that Farage could be so short-sighted.