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Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar commentsNEW YORK (AP) — Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given.



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'What good are your thoughts & prayers': Ocasio-Cortez criticized for comments on New Zealand shooting

'What good are your thoughts & prayers': Ocasio-Cortez criticized for comments on New Zealand shootingRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez later attempted to clarify her comments.



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Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for misogynistic comments in unearthed audio

Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for misogynistic comments in unearthed audioFox News host Tucker Carlson isn't backing down after Media Matters surfaced past misogynistic comments he made on the “Bubba The Love Sponge” radio program.



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Fox News doesn't have to say anything about Tucker Carlson's comments — but it should

Fox News doesn't have to say anything about Tucker Carlson's comments — but it shouldThe network so far has said nothing about comments its host made years ago, despite their nastiness. It doesn't have to say anything — but it should.



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Ilhan Omar thanks Fox News for denouncing Jeanine Pirro's comments

Ilhan Omar thanks Fox News for denouncing Jeanine Pirro's comments“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Fox said. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”



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Fox News condemns its own host over comments about congresswoman's hijab

Fox News condemns its own host over comments about congresswoman's hijabFox News has condemned its host Jeanine Pirro after she questioned whether a Muslim congresswoman's wearing of a headscarf stood in conflict to the US Constitution. In a rare rebuke of one of its star presenters, the network said: "We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly." Pirro suggested on her Saturday show that Ms Omar's religious beliefs may run counter to the US Constitution, saying: "Think about it: Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Qur’an 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?" Ms Omar, who is a Somali-American and of the first Muslim women elected to Congress in November, has been at the centre of a furious row over anti-Semitism after controversial comments she made about Israel.  The Democratic Party was forced to pass a resolution in the House of Representatives last week condemning the use of anti-Semitic stereotypes after Ms Omar compared support for Israel to “allegiance to a foreign country”.  Ilhan Omar was one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress Credit: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg Ms Omar, who has already been once rebuked by Democrat leadership over her comments on Israel in the two months she has been in office, triggered this new row with a tweet.  She wrote: “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee”   Pirro, also known as Judge Jeanine, opened her weekend programme criticising Ms Omar for “anti-Israel sentiment” and questioned whether it was rooted in the representative for Minnesota's Islamic beliefs. President Trump was right when he said the democrat party is now the anti-Israel party. Don’t forget Nancy, history has proven over and over when you appease to anti-Semitic sentiment, the worst happens. OpeningStatementpic.twitter.com/vrnzhcu95o— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 10, 2019 “She’s 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?” Pirro said on her "Justice with Judge Jeanine" show. The comments drew criticism from her own colleagues. 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." @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. K thx. t.co/ZfKhRhlvM3— Hufsa Kamal (@hufkat) March 10, 2019 Responding to the furore, Pirro said her intention "was to ask a question and start a debate."  "Of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don't support the Constitution. I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today."



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Will Omar's comments have a lasting effect on Jewish support for the Democratic Party?

Will Omar's comments have a lasting effect on Jewish support for the Democratic Party?Left plagued with controversy after Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic remarks; reaction from former Democrats for Trump chair Andrew Stein.



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Ilhan Omar comments: Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defend congresswoman over anti-semitism claims

Ilhan Omar comments: Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defend congresswoman over anti-semitism claimsProminent progressives including Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have come to the defence of Representative Ilhan Omar amid controversy following her criticism of pro-Israel groups and politicians, which some have deemed anti-semitic. Mr Sanders, who is Jewish, said that he believes the attacks on Ms Omar are aimed at silencing discussion of American foreign policy with regards to Israel. “What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate,” Mr Sanders, who is top democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement.



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Pelosi: Omar’s Comments Not ‘Intentionally Anti-Semitic’

Pelosi: Omar’s Comments Not ‘Intentionally Anti-Semitic’House speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asserted that Representative Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) recent claim that her pro-Israel colleagues are motivated by a “dual loyalty” to the U.S. and Israel was not “intentionally anti-Semitic.”Pelosi's comment, which was reported by Politico, came hours after House Democrats sparred in a closed-door meeting over a resolution condemning religious bigotry intended at least partially in response to Omar's comments. A number of Omar's fellow progressives lashed out at Pelosi and suggested their older colleagues were making a politically costly mistake by rebuking Omar.“We’ve individually and collectively already responded to the fact that we oppose all ‘-isms’ that do not treat people in this country fairly and justly,” Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D., N.J.) said during the meeting, according to the Washington Post. “To continue to engage in this discussion is simply an opportunity to give both the media and Republicans distractions from our agenda. We’ve got important work to do.”Pelosi told Politico that she is not sure whether the resolution, which was amended earlier this week to include a provision condemning anti-Muslim bigotry in addition to anti-Semitism, will receive a vote this week.Omar, who has previously been accused of anti-Semitism by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for attributing U.S. support for Israel to the “Benjamins,” once again enflamed tensions last week by suggesting that accusations of anti-Semitism, including from her “Jewish colleagues,” are intended to chill debate over the alliance.“What I’m fearful of — because [Representative] Rashida [Tlaib] and I are Muslim — that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim,” said Omar, speaking at a progressive town-hall event in Washington, D.C. alongside Representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.).“So for me, I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” she later added.The comments were unanimously condemned by Democratic and Republican leadership and earned Omar the scorn of House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Elliot Engel, who called them “outrageous and deeply hurtful.” Engel has thus far resisted Republicans' calls for Omar to lose her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.



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Ilhan Omar's comments were anti-Semitic rhetoric, let's not beat around the bush: Today's talker

Ilhan Omar's comments were anti-Semitic rhetoric, let's not beat around the bush: Today's talkerWhen prominent people or members of Congress spout anti-Semitic rhetoric, it gives a green light to others to repeat that rhetoric, says head of ADL.



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