Fox News host Jeanine Pirro just dropped the hammer on freshman Dem rep Ilhan Omar with a video blistering rebuke.
The left, as usual, is up in arms over Pirro’s comments but they miss the point. The issue is freedom, especially for women.
We embrace religious freedom in America so Omar is allowed to wear and do what she wants but most Americans believe, whether correctly or incorrectly, that forcing women to wear burkas or even hijab is a symbol of the horrible treatment of women by certain segments of Islam.
There is no doubt that in Saudi Arabi and other more radical places women are second class citizens and little more than property.
So we would rather have Omar throw off the Hijab and bring a new freedom and modernity to Islam rather than reinforce the worst aspects of how that religion treats women.
It may be that she simply likes wearing it, but it may also be that she feels she has to wear it and if that is the case it is a problem.
Islam has to move into the 21st century, and if they can’t do it here in the land of the free, where will it happen?
From the Hill:
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday questioned whether Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) hijab is a symbol of loyalty to Sharia law, which she warned is “antithetical” to the U.S. Constitution.
Pirro made the suggestion during the opening monologue of her show “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
“Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” she said.
“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.
Pirro raised the questions amid a wave of controversy over Omar’s comments about Israel that have sparked an anti-Semitism debate in Congress.
Pirro argued that Omar’s alleged “anti-Israel sentiment” did not come from the Democratic Party.
“Your party is not anti-Israel. She is,” Pirro said. “So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?”
Critics of Omar’s comments, in both the Republican and Democratic parties, said the congresswoman’s most recent remarks pushed the anti-Semitic trope that people who advocate for Israel are more loyal to that country than the U.S.
Fox host Jeanine Pirro says that Ilhan Omar's hijab may mean that she's against the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/yxGRVoYkQm
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