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Monday, July 10, 2006

Hijacking Jesus

At FrontPage Magazine.com, Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook of Palestinian Media Watch report that the 'Palestinians' have now adopted Jesus as one of their own:

Historical revision is a backbone of Palestinian political and academic behavior, as the leaders attempt to create a separate "Palestinian Arab" history and identity for themselves, distinct from the general Arab and Islamic history. "Palestinian" Arabs are a very recent creation, and did not exist before the advent of PLO terror in 1965. Note, for example, that under UN resolution 194 in 1948, refugees were not called "Palestinian Refugees," relating to a national identity, but were called "Palestine Refugees," referring to geography - from where they came.


One aspect of this attempt to create a Palestinian history is to present Jesus, who according to Christian scriptures was a Jew (Judean) living in the land of Judea-Israel, as a Palestinian. (In fact the name was changed to Palestine 136 years after Jesus' s death as part of Rome's plan to cut the Jews' ties to their Land of Israel.)

Jesus has even been presented by Palestinians as the "the first Palestinian Shahid – Martyr for Allah," [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, January 17, 2005] applying to Jesus Islamic theology that evolved centuries later. On a culture program on Palestinian TV, a Palestinian artist depicted Israeli soldiers arresting Jesus, and explains that Jesus symbolizes the Palestinians.


Misappropriating Jesus into Palestinian Islamic tradition allows the image of the Crucifixion to become a Palestinian symbol, which they then use to portray themselves and other Muslims as victims of Israel.

Read the whole thing.


At 11:13 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Well if they actually believe (even if for convenience sake) that Jesus was a martyr for Allah, perhaps they ought to read his words and obey them. Jesus is what has made such great changes in the world to those that will actually listen.

nice blog, well said.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger YMedad said...

Wait a day and I'' put up a postcard I have from the 1936-39 Saba Intifada with a Jesus illustration. This is old stuff.


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