On his nationally syndicated radio talk show on Monday, Sean Hannity spoke with British politician Nigel Farage who said he hopes liberal politicians and media “crawl away and hide, and we don’t hear from them ever again.”
“What we’re not hearing from our leaders is any explanation of how a man, as you said already, appeared on a TV documentary under an ISIS flag was free to walk the streets,” Nigel Farage told Sean Hannity. “That’s point one. And point two: another of these three barbarous, well, ‘losers’ – as the Donald would call them – the third of them was on the Italian suspected terrorist list and yet was able, freely, to come and live in the United Kingdom. And I have to say to all of those in liberal politics and media that think free movement of people in Europe is a good thing, I hope they all crawl away and hide, and we don’t hear from them ever again after this.”
Nigel Farrage and Sean Hannity’s comments come after yet another terror attack in the United Kingdom.
Below is a transcript of Hannity and Farage’s comments from Tuesday’s show:
Hannity: “So, now we’re finding out, how is it possible that this individual was free to kill innocent people in London? I mean, with all the supporting, you know, jihadists well-known to the MI-5 and the police. I mean, we know that he was out there for a year filming “Jhaidis Next Door.” I mean, this is insanity to me. We talk about surveillance. Well, I got to imagine that the average ISIS sympathizer is not getting on a telephone and communicating via text, assuming that they’re probably being watched. But this guy was out here in the open. Why do we even have an intelligence community to look for the really hard people to find if you can’t even arrest this guy? And just other sad reports: how did he slip through, despite being probed by the police and the intelligence services within Great Britain?
“Nigel Farage is with us, friend of the program. And, of course, Nigel was such an important leader in the Brexit movement and as a European Parliament member. I’m having you on way too often to say words I truly mean, and that of my thoughts and prayers go out to your country and our friends and their families and those that were severely injured and those that were killed.”
Farage: “Well, the problem, Sean, is that it’s happening too often, isn’t it? I mean, this is now the third terrorist attack in the United Kingdom in the space of nine weeks. And yes, of course, we always say we’re desperately sorry for the people, their families, their friends.
“What we’re not hearing from our leaders is any explanation of how a man, as you’ve said already, appeared on a TV documentary under an ISIS flag was free to walk the streets. That’s point one. And point two: another of these three barbarous, well, ‘losers’ – as the Donald would call them – the third of them was on the Italian suspected terrorist list, and yet was able, freely, to come and live in the United Kingdom. And I have to say to all of those in liberal politics and media that think free movement of people in Europe is a good thing, I hope they all crawl away and hide, and we don’t hear from them ever again after this.”
Hannity: “So, you have one guy that was known to Italian authorities. You have another guy that was on the “Jihadis Next Door” show, which, as I understand it, apparently they filmed for a year. And what was the second guy? How was he known?
Farage: “The second guy wasn’t known. Now, given that we have three to three and a half thousand on the absolute danger list, we have a further twenty thousand who we know to be associated with ISIS figures, the fact that the third guy wasn’t known to anybody actually, Sean, frightens me more than the other two. Because just how many are there living in our country? I don’t know the answer to that one.
Hannity: “Well, maybe if we had been following the other two that we did know about, maybe we would have found the third, and maybe all of this could have been prevented. I mean, this is what’s so frustrating to me is we’re willing to compromise, I know in America – by the way, I love our intelligence committee. I’m critical of the deep state. I’m critical of those that have weaponized the intelligence agency, but I would argue that’s, you know, point one percent of those people that bravely do the good work in an evil world of intelligence gathering to keep Americans safe and our friends in Great Britain and around the world safe.
“But, it’s very very frustrating, and we’re going to even compromise some privacy issues for Americans in the name of safety, and then we have an open jihadist with an ISIS flag that we don’t arrest. There’s no point fighting if we’re that stupid.”
Farage: “But this is not about the intelligence community. The job, you know – the way we work in the UK – the job of the intelligence services is to gather information. It is the job of the politicians and our leader, leaders, to decide how to act on that information. And here is the point, and this is what makes me so angry, is that our leaders have not cracked down on any of this stuff for fear of giving offense, for fear of being thought perhaps to be racist or to be singling people out. We’ve effectively turned a blind eye to a massive growing problem.”