MSNBC Guest: Jindal ‘Trying to Scrub Some of the Brown off His Skin’ with No-Go Zone Comments
Human rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, last seen being asked by CNN’s Don Lemon if he supported ISIS, told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner on Monday that Governor Bobby Jindal’s (R-LA) insistence on pushing the discredited Muslim “no-go zone” theory was the result of Jindal’s trying to “scrub some of the brown off his skin” as he seeks purchase in the crowded GOP 2016 field.
“I think Governor Jindal is protesting a bit too much,” Iftikhar said. “He might be trying to scrub some of the brown off of his skin as he runs to the right in a Republican presidential exploratory bid.”
“It’s the worst common denominator of American politics to marginalize any minority demographic group,” Iftikhar said. “I’m sure Governor Jindal will come to his senses in the next couple days.”
The theory, aired multiple times on Fox News last week, refers to (non-existent) areas of European cities that have become so dominated by the Muslim population that authorities fear to tread into them. Following week of mockery, Fox News retracted its claims over a series of apologies this weekend. Jindal, however, has continued pushing the theory.
Iftikhar did not back down from the comment, telling CNN, “I will apologize to Bobby Jindal when he apologizes to seven million American Muslims for advancing the debunked ‘Muslim no-go zones’ myth.”
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:
[h/t Free Beacon]
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