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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:38 PM

Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar for Wearing Hijab

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jeanine-pirro-ilhan-omar-806293/

Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar for Wearing Hijab
She (wrongly) claims the congresswoman’s head covering is “antithetical to the U.S. Constitution”
By Peter Wade


Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro is trying to use Islamophobia to make Americans fear Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). In the opening segment of her show Saturday night, the fear-mongering former judge tried to connect Omar’s hijab to sharia law, which she said is “antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.”

Omar has recently been under attack for making anti-Israel remarks, which many have conflated with anti-Semitism. She also apologized for a tweet that evoked an anti-Semitic trope. But Fox News and other conservative media have been all too happy to misconstrue her remarks to paint Omar as anti-American because she does not unequivocally support the Israeli state. And they’ve been using anti-Muslim stereotypes to do it.

Pirro told her audience: “This is not who your party is. Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. Think about this. She is not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran, 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?”


This type of Islamophobia is not new, but it has ramped up ever since 9/11. As NBC News reported, anti-sharia law legislation has been introduced in 43 states in the U.S. just since 2010, despite the fact that none of these places are at risk of sharia law being implemented. And sharia law is not what many Americans have been led to believe it is. As law professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes wrote in the Washington Post, “Sharia is not a book of statutes or judicial precedent imposed by a government, and it’s not a set of regulations adjudicated in court. Rather, it is a body of Koran-based guidance that points Muslims toward living an Islamic life.”

But, sadly, the facts don’t matter on Fox News. All this drummed-up “fear” of sharia law is nothing but a statement to Muslims: you are not welcome here.

Which is exactly Pirro’s point: to her and the viewers of Fox News, Islam is antithetical to America. And therefore, according to Pirro’s logic, Rep. Omar is antithetical to America. It’s disgusting and, frankly, Pirro’s view is the one that is against the Constitution, whose First Amendment protects the right of Americans to worship freely.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:43 PM

1. trumpie Islamaphobia

I don't give faux news any clicks. Thank you for doing it for me, if it serves a purpose.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:51 PM

2. Pirro is simply a

Noise Bot.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. when she says " think about this" and "think about it" , 2 quotes from above, she's saying

Don't think about this bc i already have and it's horrible. That's her audience

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:24 PM

4. Fox News-Entertainment.

Rep. Omar's clothing choices are protected under the 1st amendment.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:28 PM

5. Let me know when Jeanine is caught wearing a cross necklace or

any other religious symbol.

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