Brexit Winners Back the trump #MuslimBan
The policy, which has been dubbed #MuslimBan on social media even though it is nothing of the sort has gathered strong support in Britain.
Nigel Farage and political commentator Katie Hopkins have said they approve of the policy of “extreme vetting,” calling for similar measures to be implemented in the UK.
“He was elected to get tough, he was elected to say he will do everything within his power to protect America from infiltration by ISIS [Islamic State] terrorists,” Farage said on the BBC’s Sunday Politics show.
“Now there are seven countries on that list, he is entitled to do this, he was voted in on this.
“He is fully entitled to do this, and as far as we are concerned in this country, yes I would like to see extreme vetting.”
The travel ban currently affects Libyan, Sudanese, Somali, Yemeni, Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian citizens, as well as US nationals holding dual citizenship with any of these countries.
Like most people Farage believes the ban will prevent Muslim extremists from entering the United States and that the British government should do the same for the sake of its own national security.
“When you’ve got a problem already, why on Earth would you wish to add to it?” he said.
“I would remind you that of the eight people who committed those atrocities in Paris, five of them had got into Europe posing as refugees. So, there is an issue here.”
Katie Hopkins was also quick to leap to the defense of the ban, launching a diatribe against Muslim refugees in Christian nations on her LBC radio show on Sunday.
“I am hand-in-hand with Donald Trump on this policy,” she told listeners during the call-in show.
“What good is a moral high ground when people in Europe are being blown up?”