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Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Wednesday stood behind his declaration that European cities have Muslim "no-go zones" and went on to say that if the U.S. wasn't careful, it would be seeing its own "no-go zones" soon.

The term, a reference to alleged areas under Muslim control that follow Sharia law and are off-limits to the police, came under widespread criticism last week after a self-styled terrorism expert on Fox News said all of Birmingham, England was a "no-go zone."

Fox News was later forced to apologize multiple times for its coverage of Muslims in Europe and admitted there is no credible evidence such areas exist.

Despite that, Jindal used the phrase this weekend during a speech in London and has repeatedly said that the "zones" exist.

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