In London, Jindal slams prospect of Muslim ‘no-go zones’

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bobby Jindal Says West Allows Muslims to Set Up ‘No-Go Zones’.

Louisiana Gov. A leading US Republican governor has condemned the alleged existence of so-called Muslim “no-go zones” in Britain and western Europe during a visit to Parliament in London.

“And in the West, non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Sharia law as they can without regard for the laws of the democratic countries which provided them a new home,” the governor said in a speech in London. “It is startling to think that any country would allow, even unofficially, for a so called ‘no go zone.’” The idea of “no-go zones” went mainstream last week when Fox News guest Steve Emerson described zones where “religious police” beat those not wearing “traditional Muslim attire.” Prime Minster David Cameron called Emerson a “complete idiot” for promoting the premise and Fox News issued a correction confirming that these zones don’t actually exist. “To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country, and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion,” Fox said in their correction. Bobby Jindal, while in Europe on Monday, blamed “political correctness” for the lack of cultural assimilation of Muslims in America and Europe. “I think it’s dangerous in America and dangerous in Europe. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, made his claims that such areas existed in British cities, even though an assertion last week by a right-wing US terrorism commentator that Birmingham was a Muslim-only city has been widely ridiculed. Bobby Jindal run for president outnumber those who hope he will, according to a new CBS poll, but most in the GOP said they didn’t know enough about Louisiana’s two-term governor to have an opinion either way. Bobby Jindal gave a speech to the Henry Jackson Society in London today in which he slammed “radical Islam” and raised a disputed claim about areas in Europe where non-Muslims aren’t allowed and Islamic law rules.

His comments regarding the alleged “no-go zones” came just days after Fox News corrected similar language in its broadcasts regarding Muslim enclaves in Europe. Now because of political correctness, some people think it’s cultural arrogance or it’s colonial somehow to insist that people wanting to come to America should want to be Americans. He is a prominent figure in US conservative circles where there is widespread belief that western European governments have ceded control of enclaves to Muslim immigrants operating Sharia law. In Jindal’s speech, entitled “Exposing the truth about Radical Islam,” the Republican argues that “Islam has a problem” and Muslim immigrants need to work harder to assimilate into their adopted countries. “If Islam does not support what is happening in the name of Islam, then they need to stand up and stop it.

They should share in the freedom of religious liberty, freedom of expression and the right to self-determination.” Jindal told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview. Nonetheless, his message, is playing quite well in the conservative circles as he prances on his so-called “economic development trip” which surely must be helping him rake in some pretty pennies for his own presidential campaign economies. But, I am explicitly saying that it is completely reasonable for nations to discriminate between allowing people into their country who want to embrace their culture, or allowing people into their country who want to destroy their culture, or establish a separate culture within.” Last year, Jindal began quietly working to raise his profile nationally – writing a playbook on repealing Obamacare for fellow conservatives, visiting the border to talk about illegal immigration and suing the federal government over Common Core – but Monday’s speech signals that he’s trying to raise his profile internationally, as well.

Jindal seems to understand that many won’t like this view. “The politically correct view is to say that any view – anybody that says that is viewed as being culturally arrogant as being insensitive, having a colonial perspective. But, for the people paying the freight, the Louisiana taxpayers, the Dorian Gray face of Bobby Jindal the Governor is turning darker and uglier daily as each sun fades. Still, it’s clear that the message appeals to some conservatives. “Jindal gets it,” wrote Larry Kudlow in the National Review titled “Jindal’s brilliant take on Radical Islam,” after reading an advance draft of the remarks. The controversy comes in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris, where radical Muslims who were French citizens massacred the offices of the satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store.

The state is looking at cutting another $300 million from higher education which could put Louisiana public education further into the dumpster with cuts of over $1 billion since he first took the oath of office. Public anxieties about terrorism rose and European authorities vowed to redouble their efforts to root out terror cells and planned attacks before they occur.

For a governor who went on the chamber circuit early in his tenure, claiming that the “Louisiana Way” of budgeting was superior to that of “Washington Way”, the state infrastructure is facing a wayward mess. The governor’s practice of mortgaging the state’s future so he can claim that Louisiana has been an income-tax-increase- free- zone throughout his administration has hit default.

Such a government budgetary practice might please the likes of Grover Norquist and gang, but it is making an abysmal mess to the state’s health care and education system. While Jindal will continue on his presidential promotion in Europe and then during his upcoming political-religious circus “The Response” being hosted at the LSU campus later this month, the face that he presents to the adoring national conservatives, the mindless media and the religious-right is totally different than the realities that the citizens of Louisiana are sadly and bravely facing. And, Lord knows, we surely can use a few, given the AWOL status of the man who is assimilating quite well on the national stage while his state continues to face budgetary hell of his own making.

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