In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that he would “strongly consider” shutting down mosques if he were to take the Oval Office. While discussing the controversy Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly said, “we’re opening up a very dangerous door if we get the government getting to go into a religious institution and decide what amounts to hate speech,” then asked the panelists on her show for their views on the idea. On The Kelly File were Katrina Pearson, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, and Saba Ahmed, president and founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition who stole the show wearing an American flag hijab and the smirk of a woman who knows what the hell she’s doing. While no one on the program acknowledged the patriotic headscarf, Jezebel’s The Slot sure did.
Oh, and Ahmed’s cool, calm response to Trump’s suggestion? “Megyn, we go to the mosque to pray.” She also invited Trump to attend mosque with her in New York City or Washington, D.C.
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