Fox News host Jeanine Pirro questioned Rep. Ilhan Omar’s loyalty to the U.S. on Saturday.
During he opening monologue, Pirro asked her viewers to think about the fact that Omar wears a hijab while speculating whether the freshman Democrat opposes the U.S. Constitution.
Pirro focused on Omar, who recently came under fire for what were seen as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments, during her opening monologue.
“This is not who your party is,” Pirro said of the Democratic Party. “Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. Think about this. She is 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 molested,” Pirro said. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?”
Sharia law, which is derived from the Quran and of Muhammad, is a set of principles for aspects of life for Muslims and has a variety of interpretations. According to NBC News, hundreds of anti-Sharia bills have been passed across 43 states in recent years, prohibiting the application of any foreign law or legal system that clashes with the rights and privileges granted in those states or the Constitution.
House Democrats initially moved to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, after Omar, D-Minn., rattled off a series of tweets that many saw as anti-Semitic. But instead, Democrats rewrote the resolution so it condemned most imaginable forms of hate speech and bigotry, including efforts by white supremacists to put down most racial groups.
Omar was never named in the resolution.
Pirro, who said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her colleagues have “appeased” rising anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party, said later in the show it would be “disturbing” if Omar is “Sharia-compliant.”
Omar, who came to the U.S. from Somalia, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and has previously taken heat for her vocal support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the Israel for its treatment of Palestinians.