Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned that Muslims coming to the United States and not assimilating could create "no-go zones" around the country — resulting in "lone wolf" terrorist attacks similar to those recently in Europe.
"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," Jindal told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on his radio show on Monday.
The Republican governor's remarks were first reported by Mediaite
"If you don't want to be an American, don't come to America," he told Perkins. "If we're not careful, the same no-go zones you're seeing now in Europe will come to America."
Jindal, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, has attacked disputed Muslim "no-go zones" in Europe in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, Jindal gave a speech in London reiterating the claim that the areas have been created in parts of Europe, where non-Muslims are not welcome and Shariah law is practiced. British Prime Minister David Cameron was among many who attacked the remarks, USA Today reported
Jindal, 43, the son of immigrants from India, told Neil Cavuto on Fox News last week that the United States faced a similar danger
because of lax immigration policies by the Obama administration.
He reinforced those views in his interview with FRC's Perkins on Monday.
"They want to use our freedoms to undermine that freedom in the first place," Jindal said, referring to Muslim immigrants. "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," he added, according to Mediaite. "We're a Judeo-Christian heritage, but we don't discriminate against those that have no beliefs and or have different beliefs."
Jindal added that it was "wonderful" that people "want to be Americans, they join our military, they start companies, they work to create a better community," Mediaite reports.
He charged, however, that it was unacceptable for those coming to the country to "conquer" the United States.
Jindal also slammed the "politically correct crowd" in the interview, telling Perkins that they would call him "racist" for his views, Mediaite reports.
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