Watch Bobby Jindal Contradict Himself: We Shouldn’t ‘Discriminate Against Anybody,’ But Radical Islamists Should Be Banned (VIDEO)

Last week, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-L) said that the United States should ban radical islamist immigrants at the American Action Forum – resulting in an epic contradiction.

While Jindal said that America shouldn’t “discriminate against anybody of any religion,” he said the U.S. should consider preventing anyone who would “use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everyone.” What does this translate to? Muslims. Jindal said:

“So in other words we shouldn’t tolerate those who want to come and try to impose some variant of, some version of Sharia law.”

After Jindal’s comments drew criticism, Jindal went on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to defend himself – but he only made it worse. Watch the train wreck below:

In an interview with host Megyn Kelly, the Louisiana governor said:

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“We don’t discriminate against anybody of any religion and certainly there are many Muslims who are proud patriotic Americans, and that’s great. But Megyn, it’s also true that there are radical Muslims, there are Muslims that want to treat women as second-class citizens, there are those who want to use our freedoms to undermine the freedoms of others. It makes no sense to let those types of folks come into our country.”

When Kelly asked Jindal to distinguish a radical Islamist from a non-radical one, Jindal was unable to give a direct answer. Instead he said that people can “believe what you want as long as you’re not harming others, so as long as you’re not trying to limit the freedoms of other people.”

Jindal pointed out that radical Islamists shouldn’t be in the United States because they “think women should be treated as second class citizens,” but he didn’t see the irony in his own argument. Kelly, however, did. She reminded him that Islam is hardly the only religion that oppresses women and treats them as lesser beings:

“This is a country with lots of crazy beliefs. And actually, some religions continue to treat women as second class citizens, and it’s not just some forms of Islam. Are we going to start banning everybody who doesn’t treat women or children or criminals, for that matter, the way we like?”

Jindal himself is a Catholic, and even within such a widely accepted religion, women are not allowed to become priests. The religion also promotes beliefs and teachings in which women are subservient to men.

Still, Jindal stuck to his argument and said that not only should immigrants be forced to adopt the English language, but that they should also believe in “American exceptionalism.”

When Kelly asked Jindal how he was going to make that happen, he couldn’t give her a straight answer.

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