Trump Says Paris, London ‘No Longer Recognizable’ Because They ‘Opened Their Doors To Jihad’

"We can’t let that happen to our country.”
Former US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin, US, on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. In the swing states that are key to the November election, US President Joe Biden now leads Donald Trump only in Michigan, falling back behind the former president in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with his deficit growing larger in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina.
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Paris and London are “no longer recognizable” thanks to the inundation of “jihad,” according to former President Donald Trump, who warned on Wednesday that the U.S. must guard against following a similar path.

Trump made the remarks at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday night where he said his comments would get him “into a lot of trouble with the folks in Paris and the folks in London.”

“We’ve seen what happened when Europe opened their doors to jihad. Look at Paris, look at London — they’re no longer recognizable,” Trump said, adding, “They are no longer recognizable, and we can’t let that happen to our country.”

“We have incredible culture, tradition — nothing wrong with their culture, their tradition — we can’t let that happen here and I’ll never let it happen to the United States of America,” the former president continued.

Anti-Israel protests have broken out in both London and Paris in the months following Hamas’ attack on Israel. On November 11, also known as Armistice Day, tens of thousands of anti-Israel demonstrators flooded the streets of London, waving Palestinian flags. Paris has also seen recent anti-Israel protests pop up at universities in the city, during some of which police have had to step in to prevent any violence.

France has seen an explosion in Muslim migrants since the early 2010s with over half a million coming to the country between 2010 and 2016 alone, according to Pew Research. The U.K., meanwhile, took in nearly 700,000 Muslim migrants over the same time period.

Trump caused outrage with his comments in 2015 when he said after a terrorist attack took place in the French capital, “They have areas in Paris where it is so radicalized and so vicious … that the police refuse to go there,” POLITICO reported.

“That’s what’s going to happen with our country,” he added.


He made a similar comment about London at the time, saying, “London and other places … are so radicalized that the police are afraid for their own lives.”

Upon entering the White House in 2017, Trump signed an executive order either suspending or severely limiting people from multiple Muslim-majority countries from being admitted into the U.S. Last year, Trump promised to bring the travel ban back if he wins a second term in the White House.

“When I return to office, the travel ban is coming back even bigger than before and much stronger than before,” he said. “We don’t want people blowing up our shopping centers. We don’t want people blowing up our cities, and we don’t want people stealing our farms. So it’s not gonna happen.”

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