Nigel Farage exposes what happened when Denmark took in Palestinian refugees: 'Why on earth should we risk our national security?!'

Nigel Farage exposes what happened when Denmark took in Palestinian refugees: 'Why on earth should we risk our national security?!'
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By Nigel Farage

Published: 20/10/2023

- 10:32

Updated: 20/10/2023

- 14:48

Nigel Farage reacts to Hamza Yousaf's call for the UK to accept refugees from Gaza

Well, it was a Scottish minister, Humza Yousaf, who kicked the debate off yesterday. He is arguing that we should take people, maybe a lot of people, from Gaza.

Now let's be clear about one thing. Since 2016 we have taken in over half a million people. Half a million people as refugees.

We've been told it's all because of exceptional circumstances in Hong Kong, in Syria, in Afghanistan, and of course more recently in Ukraine.The numbers are so high because they're exceptional. But hey, here comes yet another exception.

And you know something? The UNHCR say there are 80 million people around the world who are living in war zones who potentially could qualify as refugees.

Humza Yousaf

Yousaf said in his speech 'Scotland is ready' to take refugees from the Middle East

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Nigel Farage condemned the demand for the UK to take Gaza refugees

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I would make the argument that if you add to that the hordes of young men crossing the English Channel, who we have to put up in 400 hotels, in private residences and now of course back on barges in Dorset, that we simply can't cope. In terms of numbers we should say enough.

What I find even more interesting is the reaction of people who are neighbours to Gaza. For example, take what the Egyptian President said yesterday.

He said: “What is happening now in Gaza is an attempt to force civilian residents to take refuge and migrate to Egypt, which should not be accepted. Egypt rejects any attempt to resolve the Palestinian issue by military means or through the forced displacement of Palestinians from their land, which would come at the expense of other countries.’

Of the reason he went on to say that ‘the Egyptian people would go out and protest in their millions, if called upon to do so’. So Egypt will not be taking any refugees from Gaza, King Abdullah the Second of Jordan said, “No refugees in Jordan, no refugees in Egypt.”

GazaSmoke rises following Israeli strikes in GazaReuters

And let's remind ourselves, shall we, that Saudi Arabia did not take a single refugee from Syria because they were worried it would affect their culture and their safety in Saudi Arabia. These are words that maybe we ought to listen to.

And of course we've had over the course of the last week, these marches that have taken place in London, in Belfast, in Birmingham, in Edinburgh, in Manchester. Marches, in which people who live within our communities, but have a different set of values to those of the more settled population, have been out, in some cases openly celebrating terrorist atrocities.

Now I'm going to give you some stats from Denmark that are very shocking. In 1992, Denmark gave refuge to 321 Palestinians. By 2019, the government produced results for what had happened to them.

64% of those that have been given refuge had obtained criminal records. 34% of their children had obtained criminal records. And bear in mind, many of the children hadn't yet grown up and the vast majority were living on welfare.

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Historic figures show the impact of Palestinian refugees on Denmark

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That particular influx of refugees that went in to Denmark proved to be a mistake and a complete disaster, and that's before Hamas really got into gear.

I'd ask Hamza Yousaf and anyone that thinks we should take large numbers of people from Gaza, why on earth should we risk our national security? Frankly, it doesn't make sense.

We've had a record over centuries of helping people in trouble. But I say for now, enough's enough. And I say that on the very day that the integration tsar for the government who is independent of the Home Office, has said that because of mass integration we have serious problems with integration in our country.

So should we take people from Gaza? My answer is no.

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