Omar, Suleiman: ‘Jesus was a Palestinian’

What do a Minnesota congresswoman, a Dallas imam, and the New York Times all have in common? In the past week all three have promoted the meme that Jesus was a Palestinian. On April 19, an op-ed in the New York Times stated that “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.” On April 20 Congresswoman Ilhan Omar retweeted Dallas imam Omar Suleiman’s argument that Jesus was “Palestinian,” not Jewish.   I was once asked by a relative who is a Palestinian Christian why the Christian right in America largely supports their oppression. "Don't they know we're Christian too? Do they even consider us human? Don't they know Jesus was a Palestinian?" — Omar Suleiman (@omarsuleiman504) April 20, 2019   Such claims are part of a narrative that more and more seems to be insinuating itself into American political discourse. This narrative tends to paint...(Read Full Article)
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