CA Rep. has painting of Lady Liberty in hijab in his office. Constituents unamused

CA Rep. has painting of Lady Liberty in hijab in his office. Constituents unamused
(Image: Screen grab of We the People Rising video, YouTube)

[Ed. – The core problem here is the simplest one.  Cultural Islam can’t join the national culture; it has to cover up the national culture, with its own arrangements.  Liberty’s head is crowned — not shrouded in a ritual shame covering.]

I mean, really.  Anyone who can’t see the propriety of depicting the symbol of welcome for immigrants dressed as a Muslim is just an Islamophobe.

O.C. Register:

A student painting that depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a Muslim hijab, displayed in congressman Lou Correa’s Santa Ana office, is being attacked as an unpatriotic violation of the separation of church and state by members of We the People Rising, a Claremont-based activist group that advocates stricter enforcement of immigration laws.

The group, including several Orange County participants, has asked without success that Correa remove the painting hanging with other finalists from the Democratic congressman’s student art competition. …

It’s not a question of patriotism to me.  It’s incredibly hypocritical to use the symbol of welcome for immigrants in the context that Muslims agree with that principle.  They do not.  Non-Muslim immigrants in most Muslim countries cannot become citizens.

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