A pro-Israel activist calls it outrageous that Democrats want to change a 200-year-old congressional tradition to accommodate an incoming Muslim member of Congress.
Democrats want to roll back the longtime ban on headgear on the floor of the House of Representatives to accommodate Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, who wants to wear her Islamic headscarf.
Omar co-authored a proposal to amend the rule with help from Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jim McGovern, CNN reported.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, suggests House leadership would never go out its way to accommodate a Christian in such a manner.
"Oh, no," she says, "because they'd use the excuse that it's unconstitutional because it favors the religion of Christianity."
Yet another aspect that Cardoza-Moore calls disturbing is not just the policy but she says the headwear is a symbol of Islamic oppression of women.
"No one puts a scarf on my head but me," Omar tweeted recently.