Megyn Presses Jindal on Suggestion to Ban Radical Islamists from U.S.
Megyn Kelly tonight pressed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on his suggestion to ban those who might promote radical Islam.
“Folks should not come into our country and use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everybody,” Jindal said this week. “In other words, we shouldn’t tolerate those who wanna come and try to impose some variant or some version of Sharia law.”
The Muslim Public Affairs Council charged Jindal with “fearmongering,” while CAIR said Jindal’s “anti-Muslim diatribes are a desperate attempt to pander to society’s margins.”
Jindal defended his statements, explaining that America doesn’t discriminate against any religion, but that it “makes no sense” to let radical Muslims into the country.
“It’s just common sense,” he said.
Megyn Kelly called Jindal’s remarks controversial.
“Who decides how far into Sharia law you have to be? Who decides who’s a radical Islamist and who’s just an Islamist?” Kelly asked.
Jindal said America believes in the right to freedom of speech, but that people don’t have the right to come to the U.S. and say women should be treated as second-class citizens.
“Why don’t you have that right? Why not?” Kelly pressed. “This is a country with a lot of crazy beliefs.”
Watch the full discussion above.