Jindal doubling down on 'no-go zone' assertion
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.