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The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has blamed the Paris shootings on the fact that not enough terrorists in France have a good command of the English language.

In an interview on LBC radio, the Ukip leader suggested it was “scandalous” that terrorist organisations in France were not recruiting people who could speak English well and said it was natural that most people wanted to be shot by attackers who can communicate successfully in English.

Asked if he wanted to “winnow out” those murderers who could not speak English, he told Sky News’ Murnaghan show:

“It’s scandalous, scandalous, that people are having to be killed by militants with strong French accents. We’re clearly not training enough murderers and terrorists in our own country to be able to kill in fluent English

“And I don’t know about you, but if I was going to be murdered by a terrorist that didn’t speak very good English, I’d be appalled.

“It’s not good enough. If fanatical murdering psycopaths don’t speak English and they’re dealing with English-speaking victims, they shouldn’t be deployed in the first place.”

It is unclear how many homicidal fanatical maniacs struggle to speak English to a high standard, but figures suggest that as many as  99.9999% of terrorists around the world were born outside the UK and have a poor command of English.


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