Every liberal media outlet is celebrating the election of two Muslim women to Congress — Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Since they both wear the traditional hijab, Nancy Pelosi will move to repeal a 180-year rule prohibiting head coverings on the floor of Congress. Some suggested that all the women in Congress wear the hijab in solidarity with their new Muslim colleagues. A CNN anchor suggested two years ago that all American women wear the hijab in solidarity with Muslim women against a Trump presidency.
I commented on my radio show that if the women wear the hijab on the floor of Congress, it will look like an Islamic republic. The mainstream media went wild, depicting me as a raving lunatic, while portraying the newly elected Muslims as courageous representatives of American diversity.
Both women will be sworn in on the Koran, and Tlaib will wear a Palestinian robe to show she is firmly in the anti-Israel camp. What a surprise. By the way, it is interesting to note that Jews have served in Congress since the early 1800s and there has been no Jewish push to allow wearing the yarmulke.
Learning of my comments, Ms. Omar responded, “The floor of Congress will look like America. Just deal.” First, most American women do not wear Islamic headdress. I have no idea what “Just deal” means. I do know that wrapping leftist ideology in a hijab doesn’t make it right or good for America.
It is clear that Ilhan Omar is an America-hating leftist who is using her religion to win sympathy as a victim. Muslims have not been victims of Americans. It is the other way around. Islamists killed 3000 of our people on 9/11 and have killed many more in other terrorist attacks. Yet, by her own admission, after 9/11, Omar did not start an anti-terrorist movement within Islam. She did not express mourning over the deaths of fellow citizens. Instead she played the Muslim victim and decided to start wearing her hijab to express pride in her Islamic identity.