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Arsalan Iftikhar is Right, Gov. Bobby Jindal is “trying to scrub the brown off his face”


Gov. Bobby Jindal’s whole career path has been predicated on how much he can suck up to the racist White establishment/privilege elements of the GOP. He is, as Hamid Dabashi notes about the neo-colonized, a Brown guy with a White mask on; for the GOP he’s the token Brown politico.

This point was made by Arsalan Iftikhar who called out Jindal for championing the laughable and debunked conspiracy theory perpetuated by Islamophobes about “No-Go Zones.”

Not surprisingly, Jindal gave his anti-Muslim speech at the British Neoconservative think tank founded by Douglas Murray, The Henry Jackson Society, a hotbed of Islamophobia. When Jindal was pressed to name any so-called “No-Go Zones,” he deflected (blaming the “radical Left”), highlighting not only that this is a subject he is ill-prepared to discuss but that these are talking points fed to him by the likes of now discredited “Fox News terrorism experts” such as Steven Emerson.

For calling Jindal out and not apologizing for his remarks, (Iftikhar said he’d only “apologize to Bobby Jindal when he apologizes to seven million American Muslims for advancing the debunked ‘Muslim no-go zones’ myth”) Iftikhar has been banned by MSNBC.

What will the consequences for Gov. Jindal be, especially considering he has not retracted his ridiculous comments but instead has chosen to double down?

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  • The greenmantle

    alas it seems not as infectious as paranoia

    Sir David

  • Rajano

    “By incompetence, or by design? Please elaborate.”
    Does it matter? The result is the same. I judge results – motivations are often less important and sometimes hard to discern – especially among politicians. What is certain is that they let it happen. What is less certain is why.

  • Rajano

    “Was 9/11 an ‘inside job?””

    I suppose this depends upon your meaning. It is certain that
    the government was warned about it and – at the very least – allowed it to
    occur. I suggest you read the book “Extreme Prejudice” by Susan Lindauer.

    “Does Israel control America?”

    LOL! No. That was an easy one.

    “Is the NSA doing Mossad’s bidding?”

    No, more like the other way around. And it is not just Mossad – the intelligence service of just about every Western European country bends over backward to do the bidding of US intelligence services – including the NSA and CIA.

    “Do the Illuminati rule the world?”

    I have never met one of them to ask. Do you know any of them? They seem to be very good at hiding. This may be because they haven’t existed in any real sense since the 1800’s. There are times that the term “Illuminati” is used in a metaphorical sense. But that is usually what it is – a metaphor.

  • Reynardine

    For the first time in your life, feel really clean…

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  • Reynardine

    I have travelled across sections of Arizona where there are no public bathrooms for a hundred miles. That’s a no-go zone…

  • The greenmantle

    Many thanks for your kind offer 😉

    Sir David

  • I frankly didn’t think there were that many of us here.
    Last census I saw said we were less than 1% (.08%), a .02% increase from twenty years previously; which puts us around 2,400,000.

  • Thank you!
    You read my mind, Sir.

    It really rubs my fur the wrong way when a discussion that should be about anti-Muslim sentiment devolves, often with blinding speed, into race-baiting or American bipartisan politics–as if the Democrats are the natural Champions of Justice and Repos and Teapartiers come from the same level of Hell inhabited by Abu Lahab.

  • If you’re ever on this side of the Pond, you can come to Michigan to visit my town’s no-goerr, I mean, mosque!

  • Reynardine

    He isn’t a Sikh.

  • JD

    Hang on your hats kids it’s about to become Nazi Germany interesting any one deny things are bad getting worse lives in fairy tale world
    Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

    JANUARY 21, 201511:05 AM ET
    Organizers say as many as 60,000 people could attend an anti-Islamization rally in the eastern German city of Leipzig in what could be one of the biggest protests there since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.

    NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, who is in Leipzig, tells our Newscast unit:

    “Organizers of the anti-Islam protest say they have two goals: One is to show the German government they won’t be silenced, just like the protesters who brought down the East German government 25 years ago. They also say they are snubbing Muslim extremists who are accused of threatening one of the Dresden leaders of the anti-Islam movement earlier this week.”
    The protests — and counterprotests — in Dresden were canceled following threats.

    Soraya says about 4,000 police officers from around the region have arrived in downtown Leipzig to prevent expected clashes between the demonstrators and their opponents. Nineteen counterdemonstrations are registered with authorities for this evening.

    Deutsche Welle reports that a combined 100,000 people could take to the streets this evening.

    The protests in Leipzig are being organized by LEGIDA, an organization that is allied with PEGIDA, short for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, which has marched in German cities with mixed success.

    The news from Leipzig comes as German prosecutors opened an investigation into one of the PEGIDA’s leaders.

  • JD

    German PEGIDA leader resigns after Hitler pose prompts investigation

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement PEGIDA resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler – and reports that he called refugees “scumbags” – prompted prosecutors to investigate him for inciting hatred.

    “Yes, I can confirm that Lutz Bachmann has offered his resignation and it was accepted,” another PEGIDA co-founder, Kathrin Oertel, told Reuters. She added: “PEGIDA will go on.”

    Bachmann, a 41-year-old convicted burglar, had appeared on the front page of top-selling daily newspaper Bild on Wednesday sporting a Hitler moustache and haircut. Bild and another paper said he had called asylum-seekers “animals” and “scumbags”.

    Oertel said his resignation had nothing to do with the Hitler photo but was linked to comments posted online

  • sasboy

    People talk of no go zones, but I am curious to know where these no go zones actually are.

    Besides, how would the governor of Louisiana be such an expert on the presence/absence of such areas in the European cities located thousands of miles away ?

  • The greenmantle

    I have to admit I have discovered a NO Go Zone !
    People there dress differently ! There are different rules of behavior than out side the zone ! Different standards of clenliness , only muslims go there . Sharia law is probably observed if they ever agree what that is . The parking is terrible though . Its called a mosque they are all over the place. Everyone I have visited has been clean quiet people dressed well nice food sometimes . I hope to visit one again someday .

    Sir David

  • The greenmantle

    One does wonder about this chap . Does he read the news for starters ? Every newspaper … ok every newspaper but the Murdoch owned ones have gleefully reported the goings on and subsequent apologies given by Fox news and Emmerson . Emmerson went on to say he found the responce to his comments about Birmingham ” brutal ” which reveals he really should get out more in the real world .The Mayor of Paris is threatening to sue Fox news.
    And still Jindal comes out peddling such rubbish .
    Is he being paid to do this ? Its the only possibility that makes sence and who would pay him ……. OK apart from Bibi who is trying to scare the remaining european jews to come and live in the paradise that is Isreal . Are there laws about foreign governments paying lawmakers in the US ?

    Sir David

  • cmyfe .

    This Sikh is sick.

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Is this idiot still in our country?

  • Dr.S
  • Reynardine

    Only as compared to Fox, ABC, and CNN, say.

  • Laila Muhammad

    there are 200.000 muslims living in his state….sign up to vote

  • mindy1

    They banned him from MSNBC for that?! They are usually politically liberal…

  • downwithpants

    Wait lol is that figure accurate only 7 million muslims in America?

  • Diego Hernandez

    I don’t know if Paris will be able to successfully sue Fox News for defamation, but it would be slightly ironic if the governor of a former French colony eventually ended up facing legal consequences for lying about France.

  • The guy doesn’t have an impressive record from his stint as a Governor of Louisiana.

    He needs to do something to propel himself into the Presidential Elections. It’s a Christian country and what’s better than fear mongering about Muslims, sucking up to Evangelicals telling them how he started loving Jesus and all the rest that goes with it. I don’t think he even believes in that no-go nonsense himself but as we can see with the rest of the failed C-class politicians like Allen West, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, et al – the quickest way to gain relevance with the voters in the absence of any good performance is to strike fear about Muslims. Islamophobia peddling is a good industry to be in, financially speaking.

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