Dr. Oz pointed to an Islamophobic tweet from a Republican opponent who said “pedophilia is the cornerstone of Islam.”


  • “Pedophilia is the cornerstone of Islam,” wrote Kathy Barnette, a 2015 Pennsylvania Senate candidate, on Twitter.
  • Dr. Oz, who will become America’s first Muslim senator if elected, said the tweet was “sorry.”
  • Barnette denied that she had ever tweeted the statement, but was still on her Twitter on Saturday night.

Pennsylvania GOP Senate Candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz said GOP opponent Kathy Barnette “can be held accountable” for saying Islam is based on pedophilia in her tweet posted in 2015.

When America’s first Muslim senator was elected, Oz said “it is a pity that she tweeted something that was blasphemy against the whole religion.” AP Communications. “This state is built on religious freedom. As a Pennsylvanian, I am proud to support this founding belief that every faith has its merits.”

Barnette’s recent headlines to increase voter turnout For the Pennsylvania Senate primary, Tweeted the link in 2015 Posts from the now defunct conservative site UFP News With the title “Pedophilia is the cornerstone of Islam”.

Barnette declined to tweet the story even after NBC News correspondent Dasha Burns. showed her a tweet during an interview about “Meet the press.”

“I don’t think it’s me. I would never have said that.” Barnette answered.

tweet, but was still up from Saturday evening.

Barnette posted other Islamophobic and homophobic tweets, including one that she denounces. former President Barack Obama Supporting “All About Homosexuality” and “All About Muslims” and another Islam banned in America.

Barnette’s voting number later strengthened she announced Anti-abortion campaign ad Following reports that the national abortion right could be overturned by the Supreme Court.

In the Pennsylvania primary, she currently sits second behind Oz, gaining support among voters frustrated by former President Donald Trump’s support for Oz.

Barnette is approved by Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Pennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano, Club for Growth, anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.

Representatives from Barnette and Oz did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.



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