CAIR Calls for Firing of Fox Host Jeanine Pirro Over Attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Hijab

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, today called for the firing of Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro over her attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) decision to wear an Islamic head scarf, or hijab.

In the first segment of her Saturday night program, falsely claimed Omar’s decision to wear hijab is “antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.”

SEE: Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar for Wearing Hijab (Rolling Stone)

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jeanine-pirro-ilhan-omar-806293/

“Such an open and un-American expression of religious bigotry should be rejected by any media outlet seeking even a modicum of credibility,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Jeanine Pirro should be fired, and Fox News should apologize to its viewing audience.”

Awad also called for an advertiser boycott of the program until Pirro is fired.

Last week, CAIR joined a coalition of Muslim and Jewish groups at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to announce a letter of support for Rep. Omar who the groups believe was smeared with disingenuous charges of anti-Semitism.

Video: CAIR Joins Coalition of Muslim, Jewish Groups in Support of Rep. Ilhan Omar

https://youtu.be/Vh-sUYJXv64

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 

END

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


Showing 12 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Kristopher Dreww
    commented 2019-03-12 03:51:04 -0400
    The comment section here is enough for you murders to know YOU WILL NEVER FULLY BE WELCOME IN AMERICA..EVER
  • Kristopher Dreww
    commented 2019-03-12 03:49:21 -0400
    follow the constitution and the Quran should never be above the Bible EVER she married her brother where is your outrage? Or are all Muslims incestual and bad people..? Not in America you will never be. I’m gay and you will never kill me for no allah…this is my country and your not welcome ….I would love to throw you off of buildings you basic bitches
  • Kathleen Vaughan
    commented 2019-03-12 02:35:20 -0400
    Judge Pirro is a honest tell it like it is person. The constitution needs to be abided by. I stand with Judge Pirro….
  • David Michael
    commented 2019-03-11 19:10:49 -0400
    Of I can’t wear a baseball hat in a building she shouldn’t be wearing a Hijab and IDC about her religion. She doesn’t seem to care about anyone elses. She’s clearing again Christianity and judiasm based on the antisemitism comments.
    She is here for one thing to promote Islam and Sharia… And they are doing just that. Little by little they press to get what they want. They have tight knit cumminities. They don’t like outsiders.
    Their ultimate goal is complete control. They have already overrun the UK. Look it up.
    It’s time to take a stand.
  • Ahmed Sharaf
    commented 2019-03-11 16:06:39 -0400
    Jeanine Pirro must know that this country is based on free religious rights. Everyone has the right to practice his/her religion freely so she should be fired upon her bigotry.
  • Anita Lovin
    commented 2019-03-11 15:41:24 -0400
    She has no business in Congress and definitely should not be wearing a rag on her head!
  • Luis Valerino
    commented 2019-03-11 12:10:33 -0400
    FIRE JEANINE PIRRO FOR BIGOTRY!! GET HER OUT!! SHE IS A RACIST!
  • Pete Falk
    commented 2019-03-11 01:11:52 -0400
    CAIR must recognize that America’s Constitution is based on Judea Christian ethics and their obligations, if they wish to be Citizens is assimilation and conforming to the Laws. That comes first and foremost,religious freedoms Do not override our Constitution. Sharia law will always be illegal here.
  • Myrna Rinesmith
    commented 2019-03-10 23:15:51 -0400
    Judge Jeanine is one of the best on Fox. I stand with her all the way. be big mistake to fire her.
  • Janet Rands
    commented 2019-03-10 23:13:19 -0400
    Get out of here. Omar is the one that needs removed from Congress for her comments.
  • Veronica Sanders
    commented 2019-03-10 23:04:40 -0400
    I AGREE WITH CANDY FERREL FILKINS IF YOU FIRE THE JUDGE IT WILL BE A BIG MISTAKE AND I WILL SAY BYE BYE TO FOX NEWS IS TELL IT LIKE IT IS. SHE IS WELL LOVED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SCREW IIHAN OMAR SHE IS A SNAKE.
  • Candy Ferrel Filkins
    commented 2019-03-10 22:39:03 -0400
    Big mistake if you fire her.The judge is loved by many