UKIP Says Anti-Extremism Manifesto is ‘Similar’ to Trump Policies
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) have launched a new interim manifesto, taking a hard line against radical Islamic terrorism, which they say has “similarities” with the policies of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
The manifesto also proposes housing radical Islamists in separate prisons to stop them spreading extremism, and introducing special security screening for immigrants from some terror-linked states.
One paragraph states: “UKIP will end mass uncontrolled immigration, and under a security-based screening policy we restrict any limited migration from Islamic countries to those people we can be sure, as far as possible, do not follow a literalist and extremist interpretation of Islam.”
Questioned on if the policy emulated those of President Trump, a UKIP spokesman said it was “entirely homegrown” and would apply to countries such as Iran.
But he told Sky News: “Although there are similarities, there has been no conscious aping of the president of America’s policies.”