Nigel Farage: UK mosques have been infiltrated by hate preachers

Nigel Farage has claimed the mosques of Britain have been infiltrated by criminal hate preachers and warned that religious minorities needed to understand the law of the land.

The Ukip leader was speaking to a US audience about Islamic extremism before his appearance at a hard-right Conservative conference in Washington on Thursday, where he has been given star billing.

Asked about the recruiting of jihadis from the west, Farage said the UK had been “appeasing” Islamic extremists He repeated his belief that multiculturalism was to blame for the phenomenon of western citizens joining Islamic State (Isis).