Ocasio-Cortez links threats against Omar to Pirro's comments about hijab

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Super PAC head spars with CNN's Cuomo over Ocasio-Cortez ad Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (D-N.Y.) late Saturday linked Fox News host Jeanine Pirro's remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar's hijab to threats against the Minnesota Democrat.

"Understand when Jeanine Pirro goes on Fox + rallies people to think hijabs are threatening, it leads to this. Folks who imply we’re 'bad' for politics, the party, the country, etc. have no idea the threats we deal w/ because of that kind of language. Talk policy, not personal," Ocasio-Cortez said. 


Ocasio-Cortez was responding to the arrest of a man in New York who is accused of making death threats against Omar.

Prosecutors have said Patrick Carlineo's arrest stems from a phone call he made last month to Omar’s office.

"Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her? She's a f---ing terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her f---ing skull," Carlineo allegedly said during the call. 

Pirro was kept off air for two weeks last month after she suggested that Omar's religious beliefs were at odds with the U.S. Constitution.

"Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested." Pirro said on her show, "Justice with Jeanine."

"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 added.