July 10, 2006
Palestininian Authority Ideology Portrays Palestinians As JesusTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
While visiting Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) for links related to my previous post, I came across these cartoon examples of Palestinian revisionism depicting a Palestinian and an Iraqi being crucified on the same cross. This expresses a common Palestinian motif, found in both text and cartoons, that depicts Palestinians as Jesus, and Jesus as a Palestinian.
According to PMW, historical revision is a backbone of Palestinian political and academic behavior, as the leaders attempt to create a separate "Palestinian Arab" history and identity for themselves, distinct from the general Arab and Islamic history. "Palestinian" Arabs are a very recent creation, and did not exist before the advent of PLO terror in 1965. Note, for example, that under UN resolution 194 in 1948, refugees were not called "Palestinian Refugees," relating to a national identity, but were called "Palestine Refugees," referring to geography - from where they came.
PMW points out that misappropriating Jesus into Palestinian Islamic tradition allows the image of the Crucifixion to become a Palestinian symbol, which they then use to portray themselves and other Muslims as victims of Israel.
See more cartoons of Palestinians on cross like Jesus.
Posted by Richard at July 10, 2006 6:20 PM
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