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Fox News Producer Rebukes Jeanine Pirro For Spreading ‘False Narrative’ About Muslims

On Saturday night, Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro implied that Rep. Ilhan Omar may not be 100 percent loyal to the United States Constitution because she wears a hijab.

In the same opener where she called Rep. Nancy Pelosi “stupid,” Pirro said this while taking aim at Omar:

“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? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested.”

Then in what sounded like an accusation in the form of the question, Pirro opined: “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 comment was even too much for one Fox News staffer, who took to Twitter to ask Pirro to  “stop spreading this false narrative that somehow Muslims hate America or women who wear a hijab aren’t American enough.”

Pirro’s remarks likewise drew a strong reaction on Twitter, including some who noted that it is not only Muslim women who cover their heads and others who called Pirro’s words “a stunning show of Islamophobia.”

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