Muslim political activist Linda Sarsour started a mini-Twitter war after tweeting that Jesus was Palestinian.
“Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair,” Sarsour tweeted on Saturday.
This led to a more than 24-hour debate about the Jewish and Palestinian roots of Jesus.
Sarsour noted that Palestinian is a nationality and Judaism a religion, implying that there is no contradiction between Jesus being both Jewish and Palestinian.
“Palestinian is a nationality, not a religion. Your point is not negated. Jews lived with Palestinians in peaceful co-existence before there was a state of Israel,” she tweeted.