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Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:01 PM

Ilhan Omar tells pastor 'you're gonna have to just deal' with her hijab on the House floor

Love these new badass young women!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/12/9/1818014/-Ilhan-Omar-tells-pastor-you-re-gonna-have-to-just-deal-with-her-hijab-on-the-House-floor?detail=emailLL

E.W. Jackson, a conservative pastor who claims he is not Islamaphobic, expressed his horror that Democratic legislators are hoping to reverse a ban prohibiting headwear from being worn on the House floor in his radio show. For people who wear headwear for religious reasons, this rule creates an obvious problem. But as The Hill first reported, Jackson expressed his concerns on his radio program and, well, they’re pretty Islamaphobic.

"The floor of Congress is now going to look like an Islamic republic," Jackson said. "We are a Judeo-Christian country. We are a nation rooted and grounded in Christianity and that's that."

Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to enter Congress, has become the face of the movement to have this rule reversed. So it’ s no surprise she responded to Jackson’s comments.

Ilhan Omar
‏Verified account @IlhanMN

Ilhan Omar Retweeted The Hill (in response to Jackson's tweet below)

Well sir, the floor of Congress is going to look like America...

And you’re gonna have to just deal
https://twitter.com/IlhanMN



And one more thing. People who make statements like this, "We are a nation rooted and grounded in Christianity and that's that," seem to be unaware that Native Americans were not Christian and were here long before they were. They seem to be missing a vast amount of American history.

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Reply Ilhan Omar tells pastor 'you're gonna have to just deal' with her hijab on the House floor (Original post)
Amaryllis Dec 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #1
TreasonousBastard Dec 2018 #2
Xolodno Dec 2018 #3
volstork Dec 2018 #7
Hekate Dec 2018 #4
The Mouth Dec 2018 #10
question everything Dec 2018 #18
Mosby Dec 2018 #31
fierywoman Dec 2018 #26
UniteFightBack Dec 2018 #5
bullwinkle428 Dec 2018 #6
volstork Dec 2018 #8
The Mouth Dec 2018 #9
marylandblue Dec 2018 #11
question everything Dec 2018 #20
marylandblue Dec 2018 #23
LanternWaste Dec 2018 #29
BlueTsunami2018 Dec 2018 #12
TomSlick Dec 2018 #13
onenote Dec 2018 #15
Stonepounder Dec 2018 #16
not_the_one Dec 2018 #14
rusty quoin Dec 2018 #19
Post removed Dec 2018 #17
Hekate Dec 2018 #21
question everything Dec 2018 #22
marylandblue Dec 2018 #25
John Fante Dec 2018 #27
Ciaphas Cain Dec 2018 #24
Judi Lynn Dec 2018 #28
Mosby Dec 2018 #30

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:02 PM

1. Ilhan Omar is my new representative, and so far I'm liking her a lot!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:04 PM

2. Would this asshat complain about Jewish men wearing yarmulkes?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:11 PM

3. So if a white Christian Orthodox Woman...

...has her head covered, he would be ok with that because...its "Christian"?

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:18 PM

7. Yes, many Christian

denominations, such as Mennonites and Amish, stipulate that women cover their heads.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:13 PM

4. I think it would be fitting for Jewish congressmen to show solidarity in the headgear arena...

...by wearing a yarmulka for awhile -- after all, if we are indeed "a Judeo-Christian country" as the pastor states, Jewish men should certainly be allowed to wear headgear in the House, and how would Jackson like them apples?

The man's an ignorant moron.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:21 PM

10. Brilliant idea EOM

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:14 AM

18. Not when she objected to BDS to earn the support of the Jewish community

and once she got elected, she changed her mind.

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Response to question everything (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:28 PM

31. Yes, a classic bait and switch. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 04:00 AM

26. Love the idea.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:13 PM

5. WORD. nt

 

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:16 PM

6. NEVER FORGET - every time one of these MFers starts crying about "religious freedom",

they completely prove how totally full of shit they are when it comes to any non-Christian expressing their own "religious freedom".

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:19 PM

8. Exactly.

It's only THEIR freedom to tell the rest of us how to live our lives...

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:20 PM

9. Even though I loathe all religion, I admire her

Good on putting that nutcase in his place, congresswoman! And I say that as the most anti-theistic person on the planet since they started pumping embalming fluid into Lenin.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:22 PM

11. Pope Francis speaking on the House floor

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:16 AM

20. When was he elected to Congress?

There is a difference between visitors and members of Congress.

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Response to question everything (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:40 AM

23. If we are a secular nation as you say, then he should be required to take his headwear off

to show respect for our secular laws. If religious reasons prohibit him from doing this, then he should not have been allowed to enter.

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Response to question everything (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 01:17 PM

29. What is the precise and relevant difference in visiting dignitaries vs. members of congress

What is the precise and relevant difference in visiting dignitaries vs. members of congress in regards to appropriate attire inside the building, and where is that statute found?

"When was he elected to Congress?"
Who other than you maintains this pretense? No one?
Then carry on arguing against yourself... no one seems more efficient at it than you.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:33 PM

12. I don't think there should be any religious anything in Congress.

We’re a secular nation, we should use that approach, particularly in Congress.

Are judges allowed to wear religious garb?

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 12:51 AM

13. I can't imagine why not.

Following is a link to a law review article discussing the rights of people before the court to wear religious clothing, etc.

[link:https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3453&context=flr|

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 01:19 AM

15. We're a nation in which freedom of religion is a fundamental right

So if someone wants to wear a cross or yarmulke or some other religious garb, so be it.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:06 AM

16. Sorry, go back and reread the 1st Amendment to the constution.

We are most certainly NOT a secular nation. Before the part about freedom of speech, it starts out:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...

How many legislators wear a cross on their lapel? I would bet that at least some legislators who are practicing Roman Catholics have a rosary somewhere on their person. The word is (I have NOT personally checked this) that George Romney wears special Mormon underwear.

We have more Christian sects (denominations) than I can count, several forms of Judaism, a couple of different forms of Muslim, Taoists, Buddhists, and on and on. Plus Agnostics and Atheists. And, of course, the flying spaghetti monster.

I have no idea what judges wear under their robes.

As long as our legislators uphold their oath of office to 'protect and defend the Constitution' rather than 'protect and defend my religion' I don't care what religion they are or what they wear to the office, so long as it is office appropriate.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 01:15 AM

14. These "so-called" christians would jump to approve sharia law

 

IF it was based on a literal translation of the holy babble.

As it is, they are trying to nickel and dime their way to the same result.

Not. Happenin'.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:14 AM

19. Oh yeah. Their hypocrisy is rich and their understanding is so far from what Christ taught.

 

It’s political power, money, and controlling people. It is not about God. I actually hate these fuckers...rat fuckers in the end, because they do anything for power and money.

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Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:19 AM

21. A choice of religious headgear means "radicalization" to you?! Do you have any, you know, evidence?

Your statement seems as strange as the conservative Christian pastor's unless there is something else far more substantive than that to be known.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:29 AM

22. Well, you start with a hat, they you move to cover the neck - the hijab

next is the niqab that just leaves the eyes exposed, and next is the burqa that covers everything from top to bottom leaving just a mesh for the eyes. Taliban is using them.

I don't know why all of a sudden she changed her cover from a hat to hijab but radicalization could be one reason. Why should ACO get all the attention?

(I miss the days when well known figures like Hillary and Franken just took the back seats to be quiet and to learn as newly elected senators. Ted Cruz certainly did not follow this route, neither does Harris, but that just me..)

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Response to question everything (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:54 AM

25. Well, I suppose I could ask a lot of questions about your choices

and even suggest possible reasons for them, but that really wouldn't be fair, would it?

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Response to question everything (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 04:30 AM

27. Next it's Sharia law for everyone!!!

OMGz, the terrorists have won!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:52 AM

24. Wow

You have to wonder why silly statements like this are even made. What is the end game? It just ends with racists looking dumb because she's too strong to give in to the foolishness of this idiot.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 04:52 AM

28. This story is a racist's dream come true: a chance to show a black conservative taking a kick

at a black Muslim female Congresswoman.

Think of the rush of heat rushing about the super white body of the one who absolutely had to make it public A.S.A.P. What fun. Give the other racists something to gibber about, to try to use against Democrats, liberals, anyone who has differing religious beliefs.

Enough to make a maggot gag.

This is not our first rodeo, for thinly "disguised" trashy attacks on progressives and people of color, but our last one should have been long ago. This dead horse has been beaten far too long.

The awkward, clumsy muddling around attempts to try to explain away racism, xenophobia, bigotry are always well-worn, there hasn't been a new one in so many years. No one is ever fooled, and the contempt grows.

The challenge is to try to remember the screen-names in order to be able to recognize them on sight the next time they bumble into view.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:24 PM

30. most NA tribes converted to Christianity

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Who knows why.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_1011422

Omar's submission to Islamic patriarchy doesn't make her a "badass" in my opinion, it makes her a tool.

Me and my Jewish friends have been dealing with assholes like Jackson our entire lives, but the US, for all intents and purposes, is a Christian country. Xmas being a national holiday is a good example.

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