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Jindal doubling down on 'no-go zone' assertion

4 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 20 2015 Jan 20, 2015 January 20, 2015 4:01 PM January 20, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Phillip Elliott and Steve Peoples

WASHINGTON - Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to double down on the assertion that there are neighborhoods in Western nations where Islamic traditions trump civic laws.

The move appears aimed at standing out in a crowded field of potential Republican candidates for president.

Yet some in his party question if it's a strategy that has the potential to resonate in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Jindal's challenge gets even tougher if well-funded establishment favorites - including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney - join the race.

The hubbub began Monday in London, when Jindal told a think tank audience that some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous "no-go zone" neighborhoods.

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