'Blatant and absurd Islamophobia from a close ally of President Trump,' political scientist says
'A Fox News host close to Donald Trump has sparked bemusement and anger after suggesting Ilhan Omar’s decision to wear a hijab could mean she is opposed to the US constitution.
“Judge” Jeanine Pirro, a legal pundit for the US news channel, also accused the Somali-American congresswoman of being anti-Israel and a believer in sharia law.
Her bizarre claims came amid the continuing fallout over comments made by Ms Omar last week in which she said she was being pressured to pledge “allegiance” to Israel.
“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?” Ms Pirro said on her Justice with Judge Jeanine show on Saturday evening.
“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?”
Despite Ms Pirro’s claims, there is no evidence Ms Omar has ever proposed sharia law or expressed opposition to the US constitution.'
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