WATCH: Rep. Ilhan Omar under fire again for anti-Semitic comments
I’m starting to think Ihan Omar is just a troll.
Not a day goes by where she doesn’t do or say something that makes me wonder” “WHAT is she thinking, and WHY is she doing this?!”
It’s legitimately like she’s looking to poke people so that when they criticize her for it, she can screech that they’re all bigots for coming after her.
In the latest “Why won’t Ilhan Omar just sit this one out?” news, she wants people to know that Jewish WAS NOT Jewish. He was a Palestinian.
Yeah, ok Ilhan.
According to Fox News:
A Jewish rabbi is calling out a Muslim lawmaker — who has been accused of anti-Semitism — and the New York Times for pushing the notion that Jesus was a Palestinian.
I mean… why?
Why is she doing this?
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate and director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. after she retweeted a tweet from Omar Suleiman, an adjunct professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University, who said a Palestinian relative asked him why the “Christian right in America largely supports their oppression.”
Suleiman wrote that his relative asked: “Don’t they know Jesus was a Palestinian?”
The day before the tweet, a New York Times op-ed claimed: “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”
The dark skin is surely a thing. No one is CONTESTING the color of Jesus’ skin. But the “Palestinian” comment was designed to erase his Jewish ancestry.
Cooper accused the NYT of “fake news” and said both are trying to “rewrite” history with the claim.
“Palestine was a name made up by Romans after they crucified thousands, destroyed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and exiled the People of Israel from their homeland,” Cooper told the Jewish Journal.
Rabbi Cooper wasn’t the only one to take issue with the message:
“No, Jesus was Jewish, actually,” Fred Menachem, a media commentator wrote. “I’m a bit surprised that a Congressperson would retweet false and inaccurate information.”
The account for Students Supporting Israel said: “Is it for real? Jesus was a Jew. What’s next? The Pope is also Palestinian? Stop lowering our IQ.”
The NYT and Omar are not the first to make that claim. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial pastor who preached at a Chicago church attended by President Barack Obama, claimed “Jesus was a Palestinian” years ago at a Nation of Islam event.
I just don’t understand why any of this was called for.
I honestly believe she just likes to tweak people on purpose.