Muslim Marine to CNN: Jeanine Pirro ‘Should Be Fired’ For Omar Hijab Comments
Mansoor Shams, a U.S. Marines veteran and founder of Muslim Marine, says Fox News must fire Jeanine Pirro for her disparaging comments about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her hijab.
Shams spoke to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday about the Fox host’s suggestion that Omar’s headdress is evidence of her disloyalty to the Constitution. Shams said he was “extremely distraught and disturbed” by Pirro’s comments, accusing her of spreading Islamophobic sentiment.
When asked about Pirro’s initial response to the outrage her remarks caused, Shams said he wasn’t satisfied and “she should be fired.” He also dismissed Fox News’ rebuke of Pirro by saying that if they really condemn her remarks, “you fire an individual like this who is constantly dividing America.”
As Shams accused Pirro of “dividing” and “destroying the fabric” of the country, he was asked about how Omar is expressing gratitude to Fox for their handling of Pirro. Shams answered that Omar is trying to be careful amid her own recent controversies, all while doubling down on his call for Pirro’s firing.
“The true action by Fox News would be to actually fire an individual like [Pirro]. They don’t deserve to have the platform they have. They are destroying millions of people’s lives and making millions at their cost. Again, as I mentioned before, I think it is time for America to really do some self-reflection and decide, do you want an individual like her to dictate the narrative or do you want individuals like myself who signed on the dotted line saying they would die for this nation, who served this country with dignity and loyalty.”
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