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MSNBC Will Not Invite Back Guest Who Made ‘Brown-Scrubbing’ Jindal Comments

One day after human rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar said on MSNBC that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) was “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin” with his claim of Muslim no-go zones, MSNBC has said they will be not have him back on their air.

“We found this guest’s comments offensive and unacceptable and we don’t plan on inviting him back,” an MSNBC spokesperson told Mediaite.

It’s the second cable news dustup Iftikhar, who speaks on Islamic political and cultural issues, has been party to in the past two weeks. Two weeks ago Iftikhar was visibly taken aback when CNN’s Don Lemon asked him if he supported ISIS.

He was on MSNBC yesterday to discuss Jindal’s continued pushing of the discredited “no-go zones,” areas of European cities supposedly so dominated by the Muslim population that western authorities won’t enter them. Fox retracted the claims over the weekend, but Jindal continued to make them Monday, at which point Iftikhar said Jindal was “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin” to gain purchase in the GOP.

Iftikhar did not back down from the comments yesterday, saying, “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:

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