Linda Sarsour, known for being a left-wing activist who sparks controversy, is now under fire for taking to Twitter with tweets that claim “Jesus was Palestinian,” according to Fox News. Sarsour is the co-founder of the Muslim Women’s March and an active Muslim who claims to be a victim of hate. Her tweet about the origin of Jesus came as the result of a 24-hour debate on Twitter. “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair,” read her tweet.
Sarsour also argued that Jesus was both Jewish and Palestinian. However, Judaism was only a religion—unlike Palestinian, which was a nationality, according to Sarsour. After tweeting about the roots of Jesus, people reported her tweet in an attempt to have it taken down. “Folks reported my tweet about Jesus being a Palestinian, but twitter felt it didn’t violate their policy,” Sarsour tweeted. “Jesus was born in Bethlehem which is in Palestine, so move on,” she continued.