In a scathing attack on President Barack Obama’s leadership, Republican presidential aspirant Indian-American Bobby Jindal today said radical Islam has brought terror and death across the world and it’s time to defeat it.
In an op-ed published in Conservative Review, he praised the direct approach of British Prime Minister David Cameroon in this regard and criticised President Obama for describing the menace as violent extremism.
“Our President’s political correctness and fear of speaking the truth are no longer amusing, they are just plain dangerous, because you cannot defeat an enemy you refuse to name,” Louisiana Governor Jindal alleged in his op-ed.
44-year-old Jindal is the first Indian-American to be running for US presidency. He is one of the 16 candidates in the crowded Republican primary race.
Currently his popularity rating has ranked him past top 10 candidates, as a result of which he canu2019t participate in the first Republican debate on August 6.
Referring to Cameroon’s remarks a day earlier, he said this is one case where Obama should lead from behind.
“He should follow the lead of our British ally, name the enemy and resolve to destroy Radical Islam. Defeating Radical Islam can be done and must be done. It will take American leadership and military strength, and it will take leadership from Muslim leaders as well as the West. Right now, we have neither,” he said.
Calling for strengthening the immigration policy, he said: “If people want to come to America in order to use our freedoms to undermine our freedoms u2013 we have the absolute right to say no thanks.u00a0This should be obvious to everyone and is basic common sense.”