EUROPE is “under attack from Islam” and will lose its core values if migrants are not ejected, top Italian politician Matteo Salvini claimed.
The Lega Nord party leader hailed the New Year Cologne sex attacks of 2015 as a “warning” that was not heeded and he claims the incident was directly responsible for the Berlin Christmas market massacre.
Mr Salvini is adamant the main problem facing Europe is Islam, which he believes is incompatible with European societies.
He said: “We are under attack and must decisively kick out those people who do not have a legal claim to residence here.
“If you want to live in peace, you have to prepare for war.”
Matteo Salvini says the EU is heading towards a clash of civilizations
He said the EU was “throwing money out of the window” by housing immigrants from Mali, Nigeria, Gambia and Senegal in Italy.
Mr Salvini is delighted with the re-emergence of populist right wing politics in Europe, especially in the wake of the Brexit vote and former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s crushing constitutional reform referendum defeat.
He also heralds the growing popularity of the far right Alternative for Germany party, lead by Franke Petry, which he calls “a fresh and unexpected phenomenon”.