Tuesday 24 September 2019

Muslim woman in stars and stripes hijab shuts down Islamophobia on Fox

Clare Cullen

A Muslim woman wearing a stars and stripes hijab yesterday shut down a reporters Islamophobia live on Fox.

The clip of Saba Ahmed, founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition is going viral today after she appeared on Fox show 'The Kelly File' to discuss comments made by republican Presidental candidate Donald Trump.

Trump had been quoted earlier in the week as saying he would "strongly consider" shutting down mosques following the Paris attacks. Trump spokesman Katrina Pierson was defending the comments on the show and listed a number of known terrorists of the Muslim faith.

Host Megyn Kelly put it to Ahmed that "experts have said that mosques tend to be hotbeds for political activity, not as much religious activity", to which Ahmed calmly responded "Megyn, we go to the mosque to pray".

"It's absolutely horrifying to hear that our constitutional rights of free exercise of religion are now going to be challenged".

"You wouldn’t shut down churches because there were one or two Christians acting badly".

"There are people who misuse the religion for their perverted ideology but that has nothing to do with my faith".

"The mosque has nothing to do with terrorists".

"(Trump) has worked with us, he knows we're good, hardworking people".

Speaking to BBC Trending, Ahmed said that she was 'talked into a "last-minute decision" to wear the hijab by staff at the network.

"The ladies dressing me said it was beautiful. I considered covering it with the purple scarf, but they said if you’re going to make a statement, just go with it".

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