AOC Slammed by Biblical Scholar

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a shocking attempt to use Jesus Christ to serve their wicked pro-terrorism agenda, radical leftists such as US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have called the Savior a “Palestinian” – causing a renowned biblical scholar to react with a devastating refutation.

Paula Fredriksen, a scholar from Boston University, slammed AOC and other left-leaning politicians for suggesting that Jesus Christ was Palestinian.

In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Fredriksen called such propositions “inflammatory” and an inaccurate portrayal of historical facts.

She slammed the likes of Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for their appropriation of Jesus Christ’s identity for contemporary political agendas.

“This Easter, let’s not try to pretend Jesus was a ‘Palestinian Jew,’” the scholar wrote.

“Calling Jesus a ‘Palestinian’ or even a ‘Palestinian Jew’ is all about modern politics. Besides being historically false, the claim is inflammatory. For two millennia, Jews have been blamed for Jesus’ execution by the Romans. Casting him as a Palestinian just stokes the fires of hate,” she added.

“It is murder an act of cultural and political appropriation — and a clever rhetorical move. It rips Jesus out of his Jewish context,” she elaborated.

Fredriksen’s critique extends to several progressive politicians, including members of the “Squad,” who during Christmas, drew parallels between Jesus living in an “occupied” region and the current situation of Palestinians in conflict with Israel.

For example, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a Christmas Day message, compared the plight of Jesus to that of Palestinians today, suggesting a continuity of oppression and violence from ancient times to the present.

Similarly, Father Edward Beck, speaking on CNN, remarked on the poignant similarities between the biblical account of Jesus as a “Palestinian Jew” living under occupation and the current geopolitical dynamics in the region.

These comments, according to Fredriksen, overlook significant historical and political distinctions.

“Bethlehem has been administered by the Palestinian Authority since 1995. Once a significant majority there, the Christian population plunged from 86 percent in 1950 to less than 12 percent in 2016,” she wrote.

“What does this mean? It means that Jesus was not ‘Palestinian,’ nor was he a ‘Palestinian Jew.’ This is so for a simple reason: There was no political entity called ‘Palestine in his lifetime,” the scholar added.

“If Jesus was born in Bethlehem he was born in Judaea as a Jew. He certainly died as one under Rome’s heavy hand,” Fredriksen noted.

She added that the term “Palestine” came from Rome a century after Christ was crucified, which made the leftist claims “historically false.”

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