A portrayal of the Statue of Liberty as a Muslim woman – on display in the office of U.S. Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif. – is drawing a rebuke from former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The image first was questioned by an activist organization called We the People Rising, which asked Correa to remove it . . .
The image, from a high-school student, is part of an art competition, and it shows the Statue of Liberty wearing a hijab, holding a torch across the left side of her body, not the ordinary aloft position signaling a light for freedom.
“While the painting is simply a piece of art created by a local female high school student, its symbolism is clearly political. It evokes imagery similar to other works of art that have circulated since President Trump’s election, such as the popular ‘We The People’ poster of a woman wearing an American flag as a hijab,” the Washington Post documented.
Now Palin has joined the conversation, tweeting, “‘Statue of Liberty’ Painting Found In Congressman’s Office, Then America Spots Something Unusual,” she said. (Read more from “Statue of Liberty Now Goes Muslim in Congress” HERE)