Nigel Farage
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader, Nigel Farage criticizes Europe for 'moral cowardice' in an interview with Fox News.Getty Images

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has spoken on the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and said that there are no-go zones in most big cities in France.

The Ukip leader insisted that France is not alone in racial crimes and that "big ghettos" across Europe have been allowed to develop.

Speaking to Fox News on Tuesday (13 January), Farage said: "It isn't just France, it is happening right across Europe.

"We have got no-go zones across most of the big French cities. We have been turning a blind eye to preachers of hate coming here and saying things for which most of the rest of us would be arrested."

Critizing the UK for turning a blind eye to the recent Rotherham and Rochdale child grooming scandals, female genital mutilation and application of the Sharia law, Farage added: "We have seen the police forces not actually doing their job because we have suffered from moral cowardice.

"Wherever you look, you see this blind eye being turned and you see the growth of ghettos where the police and all the normal agents of the law have withdrawn and that is where sharia law has come in and you know it got so bad in Britain that our last archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of our church, actually said we should accept sharia law."

The Ukip leader's comments follow the recent Fox News scandal where terrorism expert Steven Emerson proclaimed that Birmingham is entirely populated by Muslims and is a "no-go zone" for "non-Muslims".

Speaking on Fox News, Emerson said: "In Britain, it's not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don't go in.

"And in parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn't dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire."

Emerson later issued an apology for his "terrible error".