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Belgium: "Civilisation" under "direct threat" from migrants - Nigel Farage00:48

Belgium: "Civilisation" under "direct threat" from migrants - Nigel Farage

Belgium, Brussels
April 29, 2015 at 08:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said "civilisation" is under "direct threat" if migrants from war-torn regions are allowed into Europe while speaking in Brussels, Wednesday. He made the comments during a European Parliament discussion on the Mediterranean migrant crisis, following the European Council's emergency summit in Brussels on April 23.

Farage cited the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in his speech, saying they want to "flood" Europe with "half a million" Islamic "extremists." Referring to the upcoming UK elections, he also argued David Cameron and Ed Miliband have been largely silent on the issue, resulting in the UK becoming "impotent" in the debate and surrendering "our ability" to "get involved."

The summit was called after at least 800 people died in a boat disaster off the coast of Libya on April 19. The incident has been called the deadliest ever migrant tragedy in Mediterranean migrant crossing history, bringing the total number of deaths in 2015 to over 1,700. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has now warned the death toll could reach as high as 30,000 this year, a vast increase on the 3,200+ who were killed in 2014.

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage said "civilisation" is under "direct threat" if migrants from war-torn regions are allowed into Europe while speaking in Brussels, Wednesday. He made the comments during a European Parliament discussion on the Mediterranean migrant crisis, following the European Council's emergency summit in Brussels on April 23.

Farage cited the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in his speech, saying they want to "flood" Europe with "half a million" Islamic "extremists." Referring to the upcoming UK elections, he also argued David Cameron and Ed Miliband have been largely silent on the issue, resulting in the UK becoming "impotent" in the debate and surrendering "our ability" to "get involved."

The summit was called after at least 800 people died in a boat disaster off the coast of Libya on April 19. The incident has been called the deadliest ever migrant tragedy in Mediterranean migrant crossing history, bringing the total number of deaths in 2015 to over 1,700. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has now warned the death toll could reach as high as 30,000 this year, a vast increase on the 3,200+ who were killed in 2014.

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