Mr Carlson was interviewing the former Ukip leader about Shamima’s Begum’s plea to return to the UK after joining ISIS when she was 15. He was shocked that there wasn’t a British politician “to protect British citizens” over ISIS terrorists. He added that surely there would be a “market” for this position.
He said: “It seems since you do live in a democracy there would be a market for some politician to stand up and say I’m not hating anyone else but my first job is to protect our citizens.
“Why don’t you have a national politician who will say that?”
Mr Farage responded by saying: “Occasionally one does say that and then they get abused – called racist, called extreme. Things that I’ve been called over these years.
“There is a consensus among British politicians that you don’t tackle these issues because they’re too awkward.
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“We have a growing Muslim minority within the United Kingdom and the fear is if we say these things we’ll alienate that community and they won’t vote for us in the future.
“And cynically, Tucker, I think that’s not the top of the list.”
Ms Begum has had UK citizenship revoked because she is of dual-nationality.
However, the Bangladeshi government has said she is not a Bangladeshi citizen.
The government explained that she is a British citizen by birth and has never applied for dual nationality with Bangladesh.
Mr Carlson also said the academic who called the decision “racist”, “hates” the UK.
He said: “How much do you have to hate your own country to argue it is quote racist to allow someone, who approved of beheadings while living with an ISIS fighter, into your country?”
Mr Farage added: “The vast majority of British Muslims are integrating into our way of life, they’re appalled by what ISIS have done but what this young woman has done because it makes their lives in their communities more difficult and tougher for them and their kids to integrate.
“The key here is we in the west will not launch a crusade against an entire religion.
“We must launch it against the extremes of that religion and get moderate Islam on our side in this great battle.
“You don’t do that by being weak, you do that by being strong.”