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On her Saturday evening program, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro raised questions about what motivates Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism. It was a legitimate question given the Muslim Somali-American’s blatant anti-Semitic statements and association with Islamists.
“Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” Judge Jeanine 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?”
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Later in the show, Judge Jeanine asked her a similar question. But no conclusion was ever drawn. Neither of her guests knew the answer.
Considering Omar is a Muslim elected official who openly embraces anti-Semitism and raises money for Islamist fronts of the Muslim Brotherhood, it was reasonable for the judge to question what we should make of her decision to wear a hijab. I say this as a pluralist Muslim who observes Islam but is at war with Islamism.
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The judge broached a topic that America has debated since its founding. The fitness of American Muslims to hold elected office — especially the Oval Office — was first debated in a state-by-state ratification battle from 1787 to 1788. They ultimately resolved the question by deciding not to impose a religious test for elected officials.
However, many Americans are still asking the question today. I’m a practicing Muslim who follows Sharia as Islam intended — not as Islamists have hijacked it — and often find myself answering it.
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One former presidential candidate, House and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson strongly raised the same question in his own campaign: Can a Muslim observing Sharia hold the American constitution sacrosanct? Then-candidate Ben Carson thought the answer was “no,” a position I disputed.
The judge also asked if Omar’s hijab (which she wears as a headscarf pinned to...
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