Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal (R) made waves again by reasserting his belief that the U.S. is in danger of so called ‘No Go Zones’ becoming a reality in America if something isn’t done to stop Sharia law. Jindal, who many feel is positioning himself for a presidential run, has repeatedly stated that he believes that these ‘No Go Zones’ exist in Europe while demanding that Muslims must begin to assimilate into U.S. culture.
While the furor over ‘No Go Zones’ seems to be dying down after both Fox News and CNN apologized for their coverage, Jindal continues to use them as a platform to speak about his political agenda. Initially, ‘No Go Zones’ were said to be areas in Europe that are run by jihadists and which non-Muslims can’t even enter, according to this article in The Atlantic.
Steve Emerson, a terrorism analyst for Fox News, initially made the claim that “There are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslim just simply don’t go in.” Fox News and several other news outlets, including CNN, ran with the story for a while before officially apologizing and retracting their stance.
“To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country and no credible information to support the assertion there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion,” Fox Report’s Julie Banderas stated in her apology.
These reversals have not stopped Jindal from speaking about them. “We can’t just elect a candidate to fix our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix our country,” Jindal told those gathered at a daylong prayer rally, according to The Daily Beast. In an interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, Jindal stated “If people don’t want to come here to integrate and assimilate, what they’re really trying to do is set up their own culture, their own communities. What they’re really trying to do is overturn our culture. We need to recognize that threat.”
Jindal is far from the only person talking about the need for action to stop these ‘No Go Zones’ and Sharia law from taking effect in the U.S. To date, seven states – North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Tennessee – have passed “foreign law” bills, prohibiting judges from considering foreign laws in their decisions, according to the Huffington Post.
To date, there is no hard evidence that these ‘No Go Zones’ exist anywhere, and there is no documented evidence that Sharia law has found its way into the U.S. judicial system. However, fears of these laws being integrated into the U.S. is causing some people to worry and lawmakers are taking notice.
By Brett Gillin