Screenshot from the March 9, 2019 airing of Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News.
(photo credit: FOX NEWS)
Suspended Fox News commentator Jeanine Pirro will reportedly return Saturday, following her controversial comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Justice with Judge Jeanine, the top rated show on the American cable news network, has been off the air for the past two weeks after Pirro made an issue of Omar's comments regarding the pro-Israel community.
US President Donald Trump personally called for Fox News to reinstate Pirro during a May 27 interview with long-time Fox News host Sean Hannity, to which Hannity replied, "she's back Saturday."
Pirro, whose top-rated weekly show covers American politics and the Middle East, discussed the firestorm over Omar's anti-Israel rhetoric which many said bordered on overt antisemitism. On her March 9 show, Pirro blasted Omar for questioning the loyalty of American Jews by rhetorically asking if her Muslim faith means she is more loyal to Islam.
"Omar wears a hijab which according to the Quran 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?"
Pirro's comments drew complaints of Islamophobia, and a rare condemnation from her own network.
Fox News never officially suspended Pirro, but bumped her Saturday program for a special broadcast two weeks in a row.
Pirro was born in New York to Lebanese parents and served as a court judge and district attorney. She is the author of five books, the latest titled, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
. Her Fox News show has aired since 2011 with consistent high ratings.
Ilhan Omar, Democratic representative
of the 5th district of Minnesota assumed office in January. Born in Somalia to a Muslim family, she is a member of the powerful House of Representatives foreign relations committee.
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