Fox News has ‘strongly condemned’ comments made by its host Jeanine Pirro after she questioned whether Rep. Ilhan Omar’s hijab meant she subscribed to sharia law.
During the opening monologue of her show on Saturday, Pirro claimed that Omar’s head covering was a sign that she was committed to the religious law which originates from the Quran, adding that it was ‘antithetical’ to the constitution.
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 said: ‘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?
Fox News has ‘strongly condemned’ comments made by its host Jeanine Pirro, pictured, after she questioned whether Rep. Ilhan Omar’s hijab meant she subscribed to sharia law
‘Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested.’
Omar has been embroiled in an anti-Semitism scandal in recent weeks after making a number of controversial comments.
She previously said that she wanted to discuss ‘the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country’.
Omar also drew ire from both sides of the political spectrum after claiming that Israel’s relationship with the US was ‘all about the Benjamins’ last month, before later apologizing.
Fox News reproached Pirro for the comments in a statement, reports
Pirro said of Omar’s hijab, pictured: ‘Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?’
The conservative news channel said: ‘We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.
‘They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.’
Despite the rebuke, Pirro released her own statement, in which she refused to apologize.
She said: ‘I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American.
‘My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution.
‘I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.’