Fox Host Jeanine Pirro 'Rebuked' for Remarks on Rep. Ilhan Omar's Hijab

Fox Host Jeanine Pirro 'Rebuked' for Remarks on Rep. Ilhan Omar's Hijab

The comments led to a wave of backlash for Pirro, including from her employers at Fox News.

Pirro, host of the Fox News show "Justice with Judge Jeannine", on Saturday said the fact Omar wears a headscarf (hijab) may mean she doesn't support the US Constitution. "Fox News has gone back time and time again about fear of Muslims, fear of minorities".

Omar is a longtime critic of Israel's Palestinian policies and a proponent of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement in the United States to condemn Israel's government policies. So if it's not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? "They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly".

A Muslim congresswoman who was the subject of controversial comments made by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has taken to social media to thank the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet for condemning the remarks.

Fox offered no details about any possible consequences for Pirro.

She wrote: "Can you stop spreading this false narrative that somehow Muslims hate America or women who wear a hijab aren't American enough?"

Responding to the furor, Pirro said her intention "was to ask a question and start a debate".

But according to Muslim Advocates' 2018 report "Running on Hate", language suggesting that American Muslims are orchestrating a conspiracy to take over the USA government and replace the Constitution with Shariah law is a common anti-Muslim trope used by politicians, pundits and online trolls. In November, the company said both Pirro and fellow host Sean Hannity were out of line when they appeared with Trump at a campaign rally.

Late on Sunday, Fox News released a statement condemning the host's comments, USA media outlets reported. "Fox wants to draw advertisers, it wants to keep running a profitable business, it's trying to promote its news brand". "You have Muslims working at the same network you do, including myself", she tweeted.

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