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Friday, 11 August 2017 18:55

CA Congressman Defends Painting Of Hijab-Clad Lady Liberty

Written by  CBS Los Angeles

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A small but highly symbolic painting hanging on the wall of an Orange County Congressman’s office is being criticized by some activists as unpatriotic.

The Claremont-based activist group We The People says a student art project in Democratic Rep.

Lou Correa’s Santa Ana office depicting the Statue of Liberty wearing an Islamic-style hijab violates the separation of church and state.

Correa posted a photo of the painting on his Instagram account with the following caption: “There are some who #hate this painting and want me to take it down. I see a young woman who is trying very hard to show people that she is an #American. “If I took down her #art, I’d be telling the world her experiences don’t matter and she did something wrong. This is her country too, and she earned that spot on my wall.”

A post shared by Rep. Lou Correa (@reploucorrea) on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:23am PDT

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