Magdi Allam said European governments need to move far beyond deportations and target terror at its source in order to prevent more terror attacks.
The Egyptian-born politician, who converted from Islam to Christianity in 2008, said it was time to stop following the myth of “moderate Islam” and take some real action.
He spoke before attending a protest march against the construction of a new mosque in Pisa, highlighting the tough treatment of mosques by the Tunisian government after last year’s deadly beach attack.
If the Muslim governments warn that mosques are ‘dens of terrorism’, we can not behave more Islamic than the Islamists, granting blindly the mosques to the Islamic militants.”
Mr Allam converted from to Christianity eight years ago and has been a vocal critic of Islam ever since.
He said: “It is time for our government to stop chasing the chimera of sponsoring mosques of a ‘moderate Islam.’
“The truth is that there is only one Islam because there is only one Koran and one Muhammad.”
He dismissed claims deporting terrorists reduced terror, stating the mosques would just produce replacements.