Salvini Warns of ‘Islamic State‘ If Populists Do Not Win Across Europe

Italian populist leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has warned that if the sovereigntist and populist parties do not make a breakthrough in European elections next week, some nations could head down the path of becoming Islamic states.

Mr Salvini announced a large-scale rally would be taking place in Milan next week, which will include representatives from various populist and sovereigntist parties such as French Rassemblement National leader Marine Le Pen. Speaking over the weekend following a meeting in Albenga, Salvini stressed the importance of a populist election victory, newspaper Il Giornale reports.