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Fox News condemns host Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Omar’s hijab
Fox News condemned host Jeanine Pirro for comments she made Saturday about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s use of a hijab, a head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women, which Pirro said could signal that Omar held beliefs that are “antithetical” to the Constitution.
Pirro made the comments during an opening segment on her show “Justice with Judge Jeanine” that focused on the freshman Minnesota Democrat’s recent controversial criticisms of Israel, which were widely condemned as anti-Semitic. Pirro suggested that Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, was driven to make her remarks because of her religion.
“Think about this: She’s 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?” Pirro said.
“Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?” she asked.
On Sunday night, Fox News responded to the outrage sparked by Pirro’s remarks.
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Fox News said in a statement. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
The network also released a statement from Pirro in which she did not apologize, but clarified that she did not mean to suggest that Muslims can’t support the Constitution. Pirro did not share the statement on her official Twitter account.
While I’m far from ready to embrace Fox News as a true news source or one with any realistic connection to what’s going on in America, it is good to see that they didn’t let Pirro’s remarks stand.
As for those remarks; Pirro faults Ms. Omar as being anti Semitic when she criticized the government of Israel. Pirro’s remarks were far, far more bigoted than anything Ms. Omar said.
". . . those who claim to know the Mind of God, who will tell you what God thinks and how He will judge and condemn others—those people are the greatest of all blasphemers." Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast
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