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Jeanine Pirro taken off the air by Fox News after questioning Ilhan Omar's hijab

Jul 28, 2018

Jeanine Pirro was off the air at Fox News on Saturday, one week after she was widely denounced for doubting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's patriotism.

"Think about it: Omar wears a hijab," Pirro said. "Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?"

Last Saturday night Pirro questioned whether Omar's Islamic religious beliefs stand in opposition to the US Constitution, prompting Fox to say "we strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments."

The network said at the time that the views Pirro expressed "do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly" — but declined to say if she was being sanctioned in any way.

Several advertisers subsequently distanced themselves from Pirro's weekly show, called "Justice."

Among many other critics, a Fox News staffer pushed back on Pirro's statements. Hufsa Kamal, a producer on Fox's "Special Report with Bret Baier," tweeted: "@JudgeJeanine can you stop spreading this false narrative that somehow Muslims hate America or women who wear a hijab aren't American enough? You have Muslims working at the same network you do, including myself."

When Fox condemned Pirro, she also issued a statement. She did not apologize. She said she intended to "ask a question and start a debate."

"Of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don't support the Constitution," she said. "I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.

Pirro has not said anything about taking a vacation. She hasn't tweeted since last weekend. All together, the circumstances suggest that she has been suspended by Fox in the wake of her comments.

But if she has been suspended, Fox is not saying so. A network spokeswoman said "we are not commenting on internal scheduling matters."

There is no word on whether Pirro's show will return next week.

She'll be back. They always come back.

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Oct 26, 2017
When your Islamophobia is too much for even Fox.

But let's be honest, they did that because as a woman of colour, she's expendable to Fox. Let's see what they do about Tucker Carlson.
Oct 26, 2017
Working at Fox News must be the only place where white people are being 100% honest when they say "No one has any idea what you can and can't say these days".
Oct 28, 2017
Fox News: “Her views don’t reflect those of our network, but we will continue to pay her lots of money and give her a national televised platform to continue spewing hate.”

Fuck all the way off, Fox.
Oct 25, 2017
Skövde, Sweden
The fuck, it took her to comment on a hijab for Fox to do something about this idiot? As far as I can remember, the moment she stepped into the camera view she has been this everything-phobic-trump-ass-sniffing-conspiracy-spinning-crazy-cake.

The only way FOX can somehow prove that "this is not their viewpoint" is to shut down entirely. As long as they keep having their fucking Fox and Friends, Tucker Carlson etc. this is a meaningless gesture.
Oct 25, 2017
There sure seem to be a lot of people getting fired or suspended from Fox News for white nationalism and sexual misconduct. It's almost as if there's a culture there that encourages these sorts of behaviors.
Oct 16, 2018
It's always great when Conservatives crack open the dusty, corroded vault to their inner workings. Trump's "be strong and prosper, be weak and die" comment tells you all you need about why conservatives are such hateful cowards.
Oct 27, 2017
It's so fucked up that people like her can say such vile shit, get paid ridiculous amounts of money for it, and then be essentially given another show down the road by the evil network they work for.
Oct 25, 2017
Can we start asking these questions about Christians in Congress? Does their loyalty lie with their god or with the country? The Constitution is a secular document.
That won't work here. They don't even read the damn bible let alone any secular documents. The people who do and call them out on it just get shut down or shut out of the conversation.