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Islamic Activist Linda Sarsour Sparks Backlash After Claiming Jesus Was Palestinian

Islamic activist Linda Sarsour has sparked massive backlash online after posting a series of tweets claiming that Jesus Christ was a “Palestinian of Nazareth.”

Sarsour, who became infamous for organizing the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter rallies, claimed that this is because Bethlehem, the city where the Bible says Jesus was born, is in the West Bank and he had “wooly hair.”
“Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair,” the controversial activist tweeted.

Sarsour went on to tweet that people had been reporting her tweet, adding laughing emojis and asserted that she didn’t violate any rules.

When someone responded saying that they will pray for her, Sarsour doubled down and claimed that Bethlehem is in Palestine and that it is “currently militarily occupied by Israel and home to a predominately beautiful Palestinian Christian community. Yes, the birthplace of Jesus is under military occupation.”

Sarsour responded to someone saying that Jesus was a “Palestinian Jew,” by saying “yes, he was!”
Much of the backlash against her claims centered around the fact that Palestine did not exist during the time of Jesus.

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