“I understand the mayor wishing to not spread panic but what I would like to hear is him say: ‘As the first Muslim mayor of London, I am going to do all I can to work with the Muslim community to drive out the extremist preachers from our mosques. To do all we can to stop radicalisation happening in schools and in prisons.’
“And I did not hear a single word of that,” the former UKIP party leader said. …
Asked whether he concurred with U.S. President Donald Trump’s assessment that political correctness was a contributing problem to the fight against Islamic terrorism, Mr. Farage pointed to the child sex abuse scandals in Rotherham and Rochdale, saying:
“We can talk about terrorism but equally please don’t forget what happened to all those young underaged girls in our big northern cities, molested, raped, on an industrial scale and yet we did nothing about it for fear of causing offence.
“For fear of the thought of being considered racists with a particular part of the Muslim community. So I’m afraid we’ve been absolutely hidebound in this country by political correctness.
hat-tip Stephen Neil