Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made outrageous religious claims that are completely false.
She’s going to ridiculous lengths to push her political agenda.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an insane change to the history of Jesus.
In a post on Christmas Eve, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed that the birth of Jesus Christ mirrors the political troubles Palestinians are facing today.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Instagram that: “In the story of Christmas, Christ was born in modern-day Palestine under the threat of a government engaged in a massacre of innocents.”
“He was part of a targeted population being indiscriminately killed to protect an unjust leader’s power. Mary and Joseph, displaced by violence and forced to flee, became refugees in Egypt with a newborn waiting to one day return home,” she continued.
“Thousands of years later, right-wing forces are violently occupying Bethlehem as similar stories unfold for today’s Palestinians, so much so that the Christian community in Bethlehem has canceled this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations out of both [fear for their] safety and respect,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
“And yet, also today, holy children are still being born in a place of unspeakable violence — for every child born, of any identity and from any place, is sacred. Especially the children of Gaza.”
“The entire story of Christmas and Christ himself is about standing with the poor and powerless, the marginalized and maligned, the refugees and immigrants, the outcast and misunderstood without exception.”
“This high Christian holiday is about honoring the precious sanctity of a family that, if the story were to unfold today, would be Jewish Palestinians.”
Los Angeles Rabbi David Wolpe blasted Ocasio-Cortez on X saying she was simply borrowing old antisemitic sentiments.
“Jesus was a Jew who suffered. Turning his suffering into a story of Jewish persecution echoes the most toxic antisemitic trope of them all. Shame on you,” Wolpe wrote on Monday.
Pro-Israel activist Andrea Karshan simply replied: “I wish people would just enjoy Christmas and stop getting so social justice political about it.”
“I am so glad that when I was Christian I had a blast on Christmas and didn’t waste my time engaging in this nonsense. It’s so silly,” Karshan wrote on X.
Father Edward Beck was also blasted for referring to Jesus as a “Palestinian Jew.”
“What I’m so struck by is that the story of Christmas is about a Palestinian Jew,” Beck said during an appearance on CNN. “How often do you find those words put together? A Palestinian Jew born into a time when his country was occupied, right? They can’t find a place for her to even give birth, his mother. They’re homeless. They eventually have to flee as refugees into Egypt, no less. I mean, you can’t make up the parallels to our current world situation right now.”
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