What happened in Europe didn't stay in Europe. Just as his plane was landing in Baton Rouge, Governor Bobby Jindal's statements about Islam and Muslim extremist started making international news.
In a speech and subsequent interviews, Jindal said London police are too afraid to go into certain neighborhoods out of fear of Muslin extremists. And while the governor is being hailed by some, and condemned by others, he says he meant every word he said.
"I think your viewers know absolutely there are places the police are less likely to go. They absolutely know there are neighborhoods where they wouldn't feel comfortable, with their wives, their daughters, their sisters," Jindal said.
It's dubbed "no-go zones," enclaves in the west where Islam is the law of the land and Jindal says they're rampant in Europe. In fact, he's not the first political pundit to make this claim, but the assertion of "no-go zones" has European leaders outraged.
Stateside, his trip is also making headlines. And just off the heels of the Scalise controversy, political analyst Joshua Stockley says Jindal isn't doing the state any favors.
"Now you have the governor going abroad commenting on "no-go zones" that possibly, most likely, don't exist - so two high profile events, stacked next to each other involving Louisiana politicians. This is not complimentary of Louisiana. It's going to make it harder for other elected officials from Louisiana to put Louisiana in a positive light,' Stockley said.
Stockley admits there are some members of the Republican Party who may lend Jindal some support during the backlash.
Oddly enough, U.S. Senator David Vitter is one of them. He says this is the product of liberal media.
"And look the left doesn't even want to use the word Islamic when talking about Islamic extremism. They want to erase the whole Islamic issue out of the equation, which is crazy. That is what is in the middle of this. I'm not saying all Muslims are violent extremist, but clearly this extremism is Muslim extremism," Vitter said.
In a recent interview Jindal was asked if he would take any of the statements back.
In his reply, he said absolutely not.