Not Intended to be a Factual Statement

Shortly after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a speech in London and warned the world that so-called Muslim “no-go zones” may start popping up in America if we’re not careful, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said on his radio show that no-go zones are already here.

Perkins said there are “no-go zones” in Minneapolis and parts of Virginia. That obviously isn’t true and now Perkins, in his own way, has admitted as much. Or maybe not.

via RightWingWatch

On his “Washington Watch” radio program last night, Perkins defended his “no-go zone” remark, admitting that the term is “not literally accurate” but that it correctly describes “the underlying problem is the lack of assimilation and integration into the broader society” that is seen in Muslim communities in “some of these areas in this country.”

It’s not actually true but it’s kind of true if you say it another way.

I’m sure his listeners agree.