Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential Republican candidate for president, warned in an interview Monday on the Family Research Council's Washington Watch radio program of the possibility of so-called Muslim "no go zones" coming to America, focusing later on what he called a possible sharia "colonization" and "invasion" of America.
"If we're not careful the same no-go zones you're seeing now in Europe will come to America," said Jindal singling out those in "academic" and "media elite" who he said "don't want to proclaim American exceptionalism."
Jindal has been critical over the past several weeks of what he has said are "no-go zones" in Europe, which are areas under the control of Islamic sharia law.
"They want to use our freedoms to undermine that freedom in the first place," Jindal added. "This is a place where you have freedom of self-determination, freedom of religious liberty, freedom of speech. This is an amazing place and we're a majority Christian country. We're a Judeo-Christian heritage, but we don't discriminate against those that have no beliefs and or have different beliefs"
Jindal called sharia law "a very serious particular" threat, and pointed to examples of what he says are the existence of sharia law in parts of Europe and a lack of assimilation in European immigrants.
"But what is not acceptable and what you've seen in Europe and this is a very serious particular threat, you've got those that do want to try to impose a form of sharia law. And sharia law is antithetical, mutually exclusive of freedom, in treating women as first-class citizens, it is antithetical to the values we hold dear. And you see, third, forth generation immigrants in the U.K., France, in other places in Europe that don't consider themselves part of those societies and that's very dangerous."
"One of the great things about America is it doesn't matter if you were here in the first five minutes or a hundred years. We have folks who come here, want to be Americans, they join our military, they start companies, they work to create a better community. And that's wonderful."
Jindal said it was unacceptable to have people who come and try to "conquer us," calling it "colonization" and "an invasion" that could lead to more "lone wolf" terror attacks.
"But what's not acceptable is people that want to come and conquer us. That's not immigration, by the way, that's colonization. If someone wants to come here and change our fundamental culture and our values. If they want to come here and they want to set up their own culture and values that's not immigration, that's really invasion if you're honest about it. Of course, the politically correct crowd when you say things like they'll call you racist but this is a particular threat we face. And if we're not serious about this we're going to see more lone wolf actors. We're gonna see more folks come into our country just like you've seen in other countries -- the horrific shootings in Paris."
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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