Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is reacting to the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where four U.S. marines were killed, allegedly by Kuwaiti-born 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
“This apparent act of terrorism has taken the lives of four American heroes, and our hearts and prayers are with their families,” Jindal said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “While it’s too early to know for sure what happened, it certainly looks like an act of terrorism. We must pursue justice on their behalf and stop at nothing to hunt down and kill these evildoers abroad before more of them come here to kill our people.”
“This shooting underscores the grave reality of the threat posed to us by radical Islamic terrorism every single day,” Jindal said.
It’s time for the White House to wake up and tell the truth…and the truth is that Radical Islam is at war with us, and we must start by being honest about that. There have been many bad things that have happened under President Obama. One that stands out to me was the horrible shooting at Ft. Hood…which was clearly an act of terrorism by a Radical Islamist. Yet the White House labeled that horrible act as ‘workplace violence.’ This is grotesque. You cannot defeat evil until you admit that it exists.
Jindal has been one of the loudest voices in the Republican Party and across politics calling for sanity when it comes to radical Islam and for strengthening U.S. control over Muslim immigration into the United States.
According to a recent report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), approximately 2.5 million immigrants from “predominantly Muslim countries” reside inside the U.S. right now. Abdulazeez was apparently one of them. Jindal has questioned whether all the Muslims coming into the United States right now is really truly “immigration” or if it’s actually a “colonization.”
“[O]ne of the great about America is it doesn’t matter if you’ve been here five minutes or a hundred years, we have folks that come here, want to be Americans,” Jindal said in a recent interview raising concerns about Muslims entering the United States.
They join our military, they start companies, they work to create a better community. And that’s wonderful. What’s not acceptable is people that want to come and conquer us. That’s not immigration, by the way, that’s colonization. If someone wants to come here and change our fundamental culture and our values. If they want to come here and they want to set up their own culture and values that’s not immigration, that’s really invasion — if you’re honest about it. Of course, the politically correct crowd when you say things like they’ll call you racist — but this is a particular threat we face. And if we’re not serious about this we’re going to see more lone wolf actors. We’re going to see more folks come into our country just like you’ve seen in other countries — the horrific shootings in Paris.