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GOP undercard debate: Bobby Jindal claims jailing Kim Davis worse than arresting 14-year-old Muslim teen who brought clock to school

"The biggest discrimination is going on against Christian business owners and individuals," he said


Scott Eric Kaufman
September 17, 2015 4:07AM (UTC)

When asked by Jake Tapper about how he would handle the ordeal of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who was arrested for bringing a clock to school, Jindal replied that he doesn't "think a 14-year-old should ever get arrested for bringing a clock to school."

"I'm glad that police are careful. I'm glad they are worried about security and safety issues," he continued. However, he doesn't think that discrimination against Muslims is the real problem, as he quickly turned to back to his favorite subject -- discrimination against Christians.

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"The biggest discrimination is going on against Christian business owners and individuals who believe in traditional forms of marriage," he explained.

"They are throwing this woman in jail in Kentucky. Let's talk about that. Let's talk about the Christian florist, the caterer, the musician, who said 'Don't discriminate against us. Don't shut down our businesses and fine us thousands of dollars for believing marriage is between a man and a woman.'"


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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