- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that America and its allies must “pull no punches” against the security threat posed by radical Islam.

Just two weeks after a trip to London, in which the Republican governor sparked controversy by asserting that “no go zones” exist in the United Kingdom, he blasted President Obama and likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton for their handling of radical Islamic preachers and terrorist organizations.

“Eight years of President Obama’s squishy commitment to the advancement of freedom and his abandonment of our nation’s leadership role in an increasingly dangerous world will hand the next president a job with no margin for error,” Mr. Jindal said in an op-ed for National Review Online published Monday. “Hillary Clinton shares the blame for this predicament and would make it worse. She said we need to show respect for our enemies and ‘empathize with their perspective and point of view.’”

Mr. Jindal said that dealing with Islamic extremism would require politicians to “pull no punches in responding to this violent foreign threat to freedom” or risk the balkanization of the United States.

“Our nation, and free people everywhere who believe in basic human rights, have too much at stake to bite our lips. We must speak honestly and act bravely to reach the day when radical Islam no longer threatens our nation, our allies, and our shared values,” he said.



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