Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Criticism After Retweeting Statement Saying Jesus Was Palestinian and Not a Jew

Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing criticism for suggesting that Jesus was Palestinian and not a Jew.

According to CBN News, Omar retweeted a tweet from Omar Suleiman, an American Muslim scholar and civil rights activist.

Suleiman said in his tweet: “I was once asked by a relative who is a Palestinian Christian why the Christian right in America largely supports their oppression,” Suleiman wrote. “Don’t they know we’re Christian too? Do they even consider us human? Don’t they know Jesus was Palestinian?’“

Suleiman seemed to be responding to a New York Times piece that said: “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”

In response to Omar’s retweet, Michael Dickson, executive director of StandWithUs-Israel, said Jesus was a Jew.

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Source: Christian Headlines