Jesus was a Palestinian and Why it Matters

Muslim Reverie

Because of modern alarmist reactions to the word “Palestine,” many non-Arabs and non-Muslims take offense when it is argued that Jesus was a Palestinian (peace be upon him). Jesus’ ethnicity, skin color, and culture often accompany this conversation, but it is interesting how few people are willing to acknowledge the fact he was non-European.  A simple stroll down the Christmas aisle of your local shopping store will show you the dominant depiction of Jesus: a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, White man.

Islamophobia and anti-Arab propaganda have conditioned us to view Palestinians as nothing but heartless suicide bombers, “terrorists,” and “enemies of freedom/democracy.” Perpetual media vilification and demonization of Palestinians, in contrast to the glorification of Israel, obstructs us from seeing serious issues such as the Palestinian refugee crisis, the victims of Israel’s atrocious three-week assault on Gaza during the winter of 2008-2009 , the tens of thousands of homeless Palestinians, and many…

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One thought on “Jesus was a Palestinian and Why it Matters

  1. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for posting this. I have long been appalled by the way people use Jesus and distort his words and reality to support agendas that are actually opposed to his teachings.

    Thank you for illuminating the truth about how racism is passed off as religion or reasonable political discourse.

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