Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, while in Europe on Monday, blamed “political correctness” for the lack of cultural assimilation of Muslims in America and Europe.
“I think it’s dangerous in America and dangerous in Europe. It used to be normal to call America the great melting pot. Now because of political correctness, some people think it’s cultural arrogance or it’s colonial somehow to insist that people wanting to come to America should want to be Americans. They should share in the freedom of religious liberty, freedom of expression and the right to self-determination.” Jindal told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview.
Jindal continued: “We have a huge challenge in those who do not want to assimilate. They don’t want to integrate and quite frankly, we have a right as a country that if you want to come to America to be an American and pursue the American dream, freedom and opportunity, we welcome you. If you don’t, we don’t want you in our country.”
He pointed to assimilation as a key to preventing more terror attacks.
“Assimilation is so important if you want to prevent those lone wolves and protect our society against this threat,” he told CNN.
The Louisiana governor was in London, England to give a speech before the think tank members of the Henry Jackson Society.