‘Jesus was a Palestinian’ Platform; Islam’s Plot to Rewrite World History
Ilhan Omar’s “Jesus was a Palestinian” Platform Echoing Yasser Arafat
April 24, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) history of egregious antisemitic remarks and dismissal of the Islamist 9-11 attacks as “some people who did something” pale in comparison to her most recent comment which, in a subtle but horrific manner, threatens all of Judeo-Christian Western society.
Omar retweeted a New York Times op-ed by Eric V. Copage, which claimed that “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”
“As I grew older, I learned that the fair-skinned, blue-eyed depiction of Jesus has for centuries adorned stained glass windows and altars in churches throughout the United States and Europe,” Copage, who is Black, wrote. “But Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”
Although the article was about the historical accuracy of Jesus’ depicted ethnicity (particularly in relation to Church art), white versus person-of-color, this one reference to Jesus’ national allegiance became the focus of media debate. At face value, the claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is anachronistic. Palestinian, as a national identity, has never existed. And Jesus was, by all accounts, a Judean who worshipped the God of Israel.
The claim that Jesus was a person of color is not necessarily accurate. According to Christian tradition, Jesus was descended from the House of David who was the offspring of Ruth the Moabite. Moabites, as the descendants of the crimson Esau, were reportedly red-haired and light-skinned.
Not all indigenous Middle-Easterners, or even all Palestinians, are universally olive-skinned. Ahed Tamimi, who was incarcerated for hitting an IDF soldier, was dubbed “Shirley Temper” for her resemblance to the child actress Shirley Temple who had long blond curls.
It seems even more absurd that Ilhan Omar, who is neither a Palestinian nor a Christian, should espouse this theory. It could be that Jesus’ Palestinian identity has been incorporated into theDemocratic Party platform.