| Some Questions for Linda Sarsour
| Monday, July 08, 2019
Jihad Watch : Linda Sarsour is back in the news. What nasty craziness, or crazy nastiness, is it this time that brings her, just as she intended, to our attention?
time it is for her straight-faced claim that Jesus was not a Jew, but a
“brown-skinned Palestinian.” Of course this isn’t her claim alone; it’s
a staple of “Palestinian” propaganda. Ilhan Omar retweeted the same
claim — “Jesus was a Palestinian” — on April 20, 2019. Palestinian and
other Arab propagandists have been saying the same thing for years.
This historical revisionism is of a piece with the Muslim rewriting of
American history to make it seem that, in Barack Obama’s counterfactual
claim, “Muslims have always been part of America’s story.” So we are
told, among other things, that Muslims served in the crews of
Columbus’s ships, that Columbus reported spotting a mosque — forsooth! —
in Cuba, that one-third of the slaves brought to America were Muslim,
that Thomas Jefferson owned a Qur’an and became a deep admirer of Islam,
that he held the first Iftar Dinner, and so on, and so idiotically
forth. More details are here.
Thus, in this helter-skelter get-me-rewrite fashion for so much of
settled history, do Arab and Muslim propagandists appropriate part of
Jewish history to strengthen the Arab claim to Judea, or as they insist
on calling it, following the Romans who used a toponym that would efface
the Jewish connection to the land, “Palestine.” Part of this
appropriation involves Jesus, who must be claimed as “Palestinian” if
the Arabs are ever to overcome the support for Israel of some
Christians, especially those Evangelical Christians.
This claim by
Sarsour, Omar, et al would come as quite a surprise to Mary and Joseph,
to John the Baptist, to Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, to Matthew, Mark,
Luke, and John, to Christian theologians, Biblical scholars, and devout
Christians of the last 2000 years — and, of course, to Jesus himself.
But the claim puts Sarsour back in the news, which she needs to do from
time to time to cause a momentary blip of interest, in order to keep the
donations flowing. Think of it as an “advertisement for herself.” As
for the violence done to history, Linda Sarsour, like her sister-in-arms
Ilhan Omar, doesn’t much care: “We don’t need no stinkin’ history.”
Read it all here.....................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 10:10 PM