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Ilhan Omar joins NY Times in spreading false claim that Jesus was a Palestinian

Ilhan Omar joins NY Times in spreading false claim that Jesus was a Palestinian

Part of the incessant campaign to delegitimize Israel by stripping Jews of their history and misappropriating it to Palestinian Arabs.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D – Minn.), who has a history of anti-Semitic tweets, retweeted a statement that Jesus was a Palestinian.

The freshman representative retweeted a criticism of the “Christian right” by Muslim scholar Omar Suleiman, that asked rhetorically, “Don’t they know Jesus was a Palestinian?”

Omar, by the way, was not alone. An op-ed published in The New York Times last week originally asserted that “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”

The language was later changed to Jesus “presumably had the complexion of a Middle Eastern man,” and a correction asserted that “an editing error” led to the mistaken language.

(It would not be the only recent correction of The New York Times for its Middle East coverage. After a couple of tries, the Times apologized for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon in its international edition.)

The Jewish Journal reported that Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate and director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, blasted Omar for the tweet.

In an email to the Journal, Cooper called the characterization of Jesus as a Palestinian to be “grotesque insult.”

“Palestine was a name made up by Romans after they crucified thousands, destroyed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and exiled the People of Israel from their homeland,” Cooper elaborated.

Jesus, who lived in what was then called Judea (now Israel) at the time, preceded the Muslim conquest of the Middle East by several centuries, so identifying him as a Palestinian makes no historical sense.

One of the hallmarks of modern anti-Semitism is denying the historical connection between Jews and the land of Israel. Identifying Jesus as a Palestinian is a manifestation of this phenomenon.

It’s odd that people who deny the Holocaust — roughly a decade of Jewish history — are considered beyond the pale but that people who deny 2,000 of Jewish history are increasingly in the mainstream.

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Muslims have a long record of historical revisionism, including Mohamed’s supposed dream he visited Jerusalem. He did not, not even with the flying horse. The Muslims simply placed a mosque where a synagogue stood, just like they do on all important Christian churches in lands they conquer. Bigoted liars, from start to finish.

    Neo in reply to puhiawa. | May 1, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    The Quran refers to Jesus as a Jew.

      Observer in reply to Neo. | May 1, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      It’s understandable that “Palestinian” Arabs, never having accomplished much of anything worthwhile, would want to claim Jesus as one of their own. But He was a Jew, and no amount of wishing or hoping — or lying — is ever going to change that. So they, and their truth-challenged muslim buddies like Omar, better learn to deal with it.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Observer. | May 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

        I just discovered what “Ilhan Omar” the name means.

        It’s Palestinian language meaning “Adam Schiff for Brains.”

      C. Lashown in reply to Neo. | May 1, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      And I know people who refer to the Quran as toilet paper…

      oldgoat36 in reply to Neo. | May 1, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      That was then, this is now. This is what leftists and Muslim have always done, revise history to fit their narrow bigoted views, while ignoring major issues, such as Mohamed being a true false prophet given his own actions which cannot come from the God of Abraham. Ignoring also that the god they worship is derived from the moon god, and why they worship an asteroid rock in Mecca.

      The left has tried to paint a different picture of Christ for a long time to fool the ignorant and the willfully blind. Nothing new with any of this.

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to puhiawa. | May 1, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Not just a synagogue. The Jewish Temple built by Herod stood there. In the same location where the Temple built by Solomon stood. In the same location that Abraham’s faith was tested when God told him to sacrifice his son, Issac (not Ishmael).

    bw222 in reply to puhiawa. | May 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    It’s not just Muslims, but the entire left trying to re-write history. The accomplishments LGBTQ have replaced the accomplishments of the founding fathers in our public schools.

buckeyeminuteman | May 1, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Pretty sure he was Jewish. Pretty sure Palestine did not exist at that time. Pretty sure that Palestine doesn’t exist today. Pretty sure there is no such thing as an ethnic Palestinian. Pretty sure Omar has no idea what she is talking about. Seeing as she grew up in the failed state of Somalia, did she even attend some kind of school?

“Part of the incessant campaign to delegitimize Israel by stripping Jews of their history and misappropriating it to Palestinian Arabs.”

That – and it’s all about the benjamins, baby!

Can we all agree that this Omar person is a vile creature?

NPR’s Scott Simon interviewed Mn. state legislator Ron Latz (D) regarding Omar’s ‘alleged’ anti-semitic remarks. “Alleged” is a direct quote.

Why are Minnesota’s Jewish leadership sitting on their hands? Why haven’t they launched a recall drive? Why should a west coast christian-secularist libertarian such as myself show more concern about blatant anti-semetic speech than synagogue-going Jews who live in Omar’s frak’n district?

Are Minnesota Jews replacing “Never Again” with “Sometimes It’s Okay If Objecting to Anti-Semitism Diminishes our Political Party Status Because Right Wingers are All Latent Hitlerites.”

I’ll be tuning this kind of stuff out until liberal Jews take action against haters like Omar.

Recall her or stfu. That’s my line in the sand.

    Tiki in reply to Tiki. | May 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

    Modern liberalism
    Social liberalism
    Social democracy

    Members of Congress
    U.S. Senate

    Amy Klobuchar
    Tina Smith

    U.S. House of Representatives

    2nd district: Angie Craig
    3rd district: Dean Phillips
    4th district: Betty McCollum
    5th district: Ilhan Omar
    7th district: Collin Peterson

    State offices

    Governor: Tim Walz
    Lieutenant Governor: Peggy Flanagan
    Secretary of State: Steve Simon
    State Auditor: Julie Blaha
    Attorney General: Keith Ellison

    State Legislature

    Minority Leader of the Senate: Tom Bakk
    Speaker of the House of Representatives: Melissa Hortman
    Majority Leader of the House of Representatives: Ryan Winkler

    The DFL was created on April 15, 1944, with the merger of the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer–Labor Party. Leading the merger effort were Elmer Kelm, the head of the Minnesota Democratic Party and founding chairman of the DFL; Elmer Benson, effectively the head of the Farmer–Labor Party by virtue of his leadership of its dominant left-wing faction; and rising star Hubert H. Humphrey, who chaired the Fusion Committee that accomplished the union and then went on to chair its first state convention.

    Orville Freeman was elected the state’s first DFL governor in 1954. Important members of the party have included Minneapolis mayor Hubert H. Humphrey and Minnesota Attorney General Walter Mondale, who each went on to be United States Senators, Vice Presidents of the United States, and unsuccessful Democratic nominees for president, Humphrey in 1968 and Mondale in 1984; Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. senator who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968 as an anti-Vietnam War candidate; and Paul Wellstone, a U.S. senator from 1991 to 2002 who became an icon of populist progressivism.[2]

    mrtomsr in reply to Tiki. | May 1, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I am a former Minnesota native, left in 1979. Minnesota politics has been strange, but recently, say within the last 10 years a huge population of former Somalia citizens got dumped in Minneapolis I am hearing of numbers in the tens of thousands now living in Minneapolis. That is the 5th Congressional district. So it is no wonder that she was elected to the US Congress.

    I thought there was a law from the early 1950s that prohibited Muslims from assuming elected office because it was much more than a religion, it was an entire ethos on every aspect on how to live your life.

      casualobserver in reply to mrtomsr. | May 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      …it was an entire ethos on every aspect on how to live your life…

      To be fair, how does that not describe the way many evangelicals or Orthodox Jews (not necessarily Hassidic) see their religions?

      Milhouse in reply to mrtomsr. | May 2, 2019 at 12:19 am

      I thought there was a law from the early 1950s that prohibited Muslims from assuming elected office

      The constitution explicitly prohibits any such law.

      because it was much more than a religion, it was an entire ethos on every aspect on how to live your life.

      That is a religion.

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | May 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

        No, that’s not religion. I don’t know any religion that tells it adherents to do with me (and you) what Islam commands the faithful to do with the rest of us. Read Surah 9. Or Surah 60.

        The Quran commands Muslims to make my life (and yours) a living h2ll. Because we’re destined for damnation if we don’t accept Allah and Muhammad as his prophet. And I don’t.

        Islam is the one belief system that resulted in more violence. Being typically European the study makes excuses for Islam. Like there is some way to teach Islam that doesn’t lead to violence.

        You go ahead and defend this. I find it amusing.

          Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | May 3, 2019 at 1:35 am

          You’re changing the subject. The claim was that Islam is not a religion because it’s “an entire ethos on every aspect on how to live your life”. But that is exactly what a religion is.

    Milhouse in reply to Tiki. | May 2, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Why are Minnesota’s Jewish leadership sitting on their hands? Why haven’t they launched a recall drive?

    Um, a what? There’s no such thing.

      Tiki in reply to Milhouse. | May 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      “Um, a what? There’s no such thing.”

      Maybe you need to pay closer attention? Nah.

        Milhouse in reply to Tiki. | May 3, 2019 at 1:36 am

        There is no such thing in the US constitution as a recall. Representatives are elected for two years, and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to get rid of them during that time.

The Lion of Judah.

I believe Mary’s father descended from the tribe of Judah, and Mary’s mother *may* have been from the tribe of Levi – which would make Jesus descended from the tribe of kings (Judah) and the tribe of priests (Levi). And of course, from the divine (YHWH).

It’s awfully lame to ascert His ancestry from the perceived color of His flesh – as if all that’s required to be a palestinian is a good summer tan.

    American Human in reply to MrE. | May 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Matthew Chapter 1 lists Jesus’s genealogy from Abraham and Isaac to David, King of Israel and to Joseph the father of Jesus (earthly). Verse 16: And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Fine work, Minneapolis …

JackinSilverSpring | May 1, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Sure Jesus was a Palestinian-a Jewish Palestinian..

    “Palestina” wasn’t invented until 100 years after his death. And the conception of “Palestinians” as a nation excludes Jews by definition.

      Tiki in reply to Milhouse. | May 2, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Do you always crawl through threads talking to yourself? Because it’s kinda lame to do that sort of thing.

        Milhouse in reply to Tiki. | May 3, 2019 at 1:37 am

        I’m not talking to myself, I’m talking to other people. Where have I replied to myself?

Certainly Jesus was a Jew and he lived in an area known as Palestine. Modern Jews, mostly European in origin, probably are very similar ethnically to the ancient Jews. Some of the ancient Jews, of course, may have been dark-skinned, as many Mediterranean people are, and as Ethiopian Jews certainly are. More interesting, for me, is Omar’s obsession with skin color, an obsession that she shares with many promoters of racial hatred. It should be obvious to most of us that culture is far more important than ethnicity or skin color. Both Arabs and Jews, we are told, belong to the Semitic group of peoples, yet they are very different culturally. Also interesting is Omar’s lack—or dismissal—of ordinary concepts of historical context and logic. The danger here is not so much that she says stupid and hateful things, but that some of her hearers may share her disinterest in history and logic.

    clintack in reply to [email protected]. | May 1, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Actually, he was born in and lived in an area known as Judea.

      Arminius in reply to clintack. | May 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      Actually, Galilee and Judea. But there was no freaking Palestine. Not yet. We Italians invented it. We also put up a picture of a domestic pig. Not a wild boar which was a common shield animal at the time.

      It was a triple insult, the picture being a graven image.

      Apparently we Italians are really good at insults because this palestine thingy has lasted a long, long time.

    Judæa, not Palestine. And the mishna, written just 100 years after Jesus, describes the Jews’ skin color as being neither white like Germans nor black like Africans, but the color of boxwood.

This is starting to resemble the “German Christian” claim that Jesus was not a Jew, but instead an Aryan superman.

If Omar wasn’t Muslim, she’d be considered a bigot.

    healthguyfsu in reply to bw222. | May 1, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Fixed version:

    If Omar wasn’t a liberal democrat belonging to a protected class of SJWs, she’d be considered a bigot.

Satanic tramp is a mouthpiece for evil.

Joe-dallas | May 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

During her time in the Minnesota house, Omar was widely known among the other house representives on both sides of the aisle as an idiot.

There was no such thing as palestine when Jesus lived. There was a Roman province of Judea. Sometimes pronounced Iudea. There was a subordinate kingdom of Galilee.

If you read the parable of the Minas (yes, Jews. Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, you can read it and it won’t hurt you) Jesus talks about a king going away to return after he receives his crown. This is something the Jews in the time of the Romans would have been familiar with. Your crown had to be approved.

The Provincia Syria Palestina was invented by the Romans after the Bar Kokhba revolt about a hundred years after Jesus was crucified.

    Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | May 2, 2019 at 12:31 am

    There was no such thing as palestine when Jesus lived. There was a Roman province of Judea. Sometimes pronounced Iudea. There was a subordinate kingdom of Galilee.

    At that time I and J had not yet become separate letters. I was used both as a vowel and as a consonant; when it was a consonant it was pronounced like an English Y. The J sound did not exist in Latin, Greek, or Hebrew.

Why are we striving to be just like Africa? Look at the city government in places like Chicago and Balitmore. Should this be a model for American cities?

For goodness sake, you let in endless paper Americans most of the world your letting in care nothing for Jews or the Holocaust. Most of it thinks Hitler didn’t go far enough, and you’re surprised when they hate and despise us? You act like the same rules and expectations apply equally.

What I find most indicative of the Evil (with a capital “E”) of the current generation of Jew-haters is not their denial and disbelief of recent (80 year) history when it comes to Jews and Israel, but their denial and disbelief of ALL history on the subject. It’s as if the Turks claimed Istanbul had never had a different name, and there had never been a Christian Church in the city. And it’s no coincidence that the Muslims with (granted) control over Muslim construction on the ancient Temple site deny permission for any archeological digs when they can.

Funny though how every single damn holocost denier, if pressed, will turn out to think that it should have happened.

Israel should have torn down the Jerusalem Conquest Mosques back when they took back the City in war, and rebuilt their holy sites. Not doing so because “it would provoke Muslims” turns out to be a waste of time, they provoke the Muslims just by not because not Muslim.

The ny times is a mere organ of the globalist, Jew-hating cabal between the American and Euro swamps, leftists and islamics (they have the rest of us in their sights.)

Expect nothing but disemination globalist/left/islamic cabal vitriol and lies from the slime of the ny times.

Speaking of the swamp and slime, where’s Mcconnell these days?

broomhandle | May 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

All public rebuke against Omar should feature the facts that Philistines were extinct long before the Roman empire existed, which was long before Islam existed and that the Philistines were Greeks, not Arabs. Use her 15 minutes of fame to evacuate all of the air from the great lie that is “Palestine.”

Wonder if she’d laugh if everyone posted videos like this on her twitter page, facebook etc….and used laughing emoji’s.
Americans and Russians against Somali pirates 2018

While there has long been a Palestine, Palestinians are Jordanians that the KGB started calling “Palestinians” to make them look like an underdog compared to Israel. So anyone who uses the term “Palestinian” is marching to the KGB dictates.

    Milhouse in reply to InEssence. | May 2, 2019 at 12:34 am

    The West did the same thing with “Bosnians” and “Kosovars”.

      Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | May 2, 2019 at 6:10 pm

      We did what? And since when are Bosnia and Kosovo not part of the west? They are both just a short boat ride across the Adriatic from Italy.

        Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | May 3, 2019 at 1:43 am

        Yes, the west did exactly that. In order to make the Serbs look bad, they turned the Moslem residents of Bosnia into “Bosnians”, and the Albanian residents of Kosovo into “Kosovars”, so that people would subconsciously or even consciously become convinced that they are the indigenous people of Bosnia and Kosovo respectively, bravely battling outside aggression from Serbs who have no business in those countries. In other words exactly the same as “Palestinians”, whose only function is to make people think they are the indigenous population of “Palestine”, fighting “Israelis” who are from “Israel” and not from “Palestine”.

    Joe-dallas in reply to InEssence. | May 2, 2019 at 8:14 am

    In the mid 1800’s, the area was only moderately/sparsely populated. As the zionist movement began circa 1880/1890, through 1920’s, there was a large migration of jordanians into the area due to the increased economic opportunities which were due to the more industrious new jewish imigrants.