Tucker Carlson and Brexit leader Nigel Farage discussed the ongoing migrant crisis in the west that is once again intensifying as a result of another war in the Middle East.
“Of all the effects of the current conflict in the Middle East, one we can be certain of at this point is that there are going to be a lot of refugees, hundreds of thousands, possibly millions. Where should they go? That’s a real question,” Carlson began in the latest installment of Tucker On X.
The former Fox News host noted that Israel taking in refugees from Gaza would be seen as “insane” due to national security and cultural concerns.
“If they were moved to Israel, it would be destabilizing for that country. And that’s probably true. In fact, it’s certainly true,” Carlson said. “But what’s interesting is the very same people who would tell you that are now pushing for those refugees to be sent to the West, to English-speaking countries, Scotland, the UK, and yes, the United States. Calls for this are coming from the left, predictably, but also from the so-called right.”
Carlson then turned to Farage, who stated that the United Kingdom has a long history of taking in refugees who have assimilated to the country. Examples provided included Protestant refugees from France, Jewish refugees from Germany before World War II and others. The Brexit leader then noted that massive influxes of migrants from Afghanistan, Syria, and other places have not yet exhibited the same level of willingness to assimilate.
Farage pointed to rising instances of Islamist violence in the U.K., as well as the massive pro-Palestine demonstrations across Europe this past weekend.
“If you take any significant number from Gaza into our country, you will have a significant percentage of Hamas sympathizers and supporters among them,” Farage said, pointing to the militant group’s popularity in the Gaza Strip.
“And I, you know, we’ve had successive waves of Islamic extremist terrorism on our streets. There’s a case going on right at the moment from somebody who was killed just a couple of weeks ago. The authorities do their best to suppress all of these stories. So my argument, and I’m pretty much alone in this, is that if we take people from Gaza, they will actually pose, some of them, enough of them, will pose a threat to our national security,” he continued.
“And if anyone should take them, Tucker, shouldn’t it be the Egyptians? Shouldn’t it be the Saudis? Shouldn’t it be their co-religionists in that part of the world? And how interesting that Saudi Arabia didn’t take a single person from Syria because they were worried of the impact it would have on Saudi society.”
U.S. politicians from both sides of the aisle — including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley — have called for the nation to take in refugees from the Gaza Strip since Israel began their military campaign following the October 7 attacks.