USA: Governor Bobby Jindal: ‘We are at war with radical Islam’

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal suggested on Monday that he would support barring people from the US for belief in “radical Islam”, in an apparent attempt to polish his hawkish foreign policy credentials and present himself as worthy name for Republicans’ 2016 ticket, possibly as a vice-presidential candidate.

“In the west I believe we have a responsibility,” Jindal told the American Action Forum, a conservative thinktank, “to insist that those coming into our societies, those that come to our country, assimilate or integrate.”

Qualifying vaguely that the US must not “discriminate against anybody” for their race or religion, Jindal said the US should not permit entry to people who would “use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everyone”.

Jindal said he would “draw the line” with a test of intention. “You have the right to have whatever beliefs you want, you don’t have the right to impose those beliefs in a way that infringes on the freedoms of other people”…

…Jindal said he is “a couple of months away” from deciding whether to run for president…