Maajid Nawaz is Leading Britain's Conversation
30 January 2017, 21:46
Donald Trump's executive order has been nicknamed a #MuslimBan by the wider media. Nigel Farage isn't having any of it...
The former UKIP leader has let rip at the media for spreading the use of terms such as 'Muslim' and 'Ban', which are not mentioned in the executive order itself.
"Somebody has just won an election on a manifesto and they’re actually going to carry it out. Isn’t that shocking."
“I’m getting a bit tired of the BBC and others, who constantly give us the impression that somehow this is all about banning Muslims. So let’s be clear, the executive order doesn’t use the word ‘Muslim’, nor does it use the word ‘ban’.
Farage went on to re-iterate his point that is was the former President of the United States, President Obama, who initally highlighted the seven countries the executive order applies to: “It was President Obama who identified these countries as threat and a risk to America”.
He finished by adding: "frankly if you’re opposing what Donald Trump has done, you are opposing democracy."