DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken says he would “shut the borders down” if he was president, explaining that the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) is exploiting the refugee crisis in order to recruit new fighters and to get trained fighters into western Europe and the United States.

During an appearance on a recent edition of “The Classic Metal Show”, Dokken was particularly critical of Germany, which has already taken in more refugees than any other European nation, with daily arrivals amounting to 10,000 per day in recent weeks.

The singer said: “You know, I don’t wanna get political, but I’ll tell you right now, we [were] in Munich. When we got to Munich and we got off the train, there was all these people out front, people donating ski gear, very cold weather gear, because snow is coming in Germany. You’ve got hundreds of thousands of Syrians coming into Germany because this idiot Merkel, the [German] Chancellor, said, ‘Oh, come on! Come to Germany! We’ll take care of you.’ So we got off the train, and there were just thousands and thousands of displaced people hanging out at train stations, getting their free clothes and free money and free food.”