(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Jeremiah Wright, the controversial pastor who preached at a church that was formerly attended by President Barack Obama, said on Saturday that “Jesus was a Palestinian.”
Speaking at a Nation of Islam event in Washington, Wright also called Israel an “apartheid state” and drew a parallel between “the youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine.”
“The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried back to the 19th century...when the original people, the Palestinians—and please remember, Jesus was a Palestinian—the Palestinian people had the Europeans come and take their country,” Wright said, The Hill reported.
Wright, who led Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago from 1972-2008, also linked the “Black Lives Matter” movement to the Palestinian cause.
“Palestinians are saying ‘Palestinian lives matter.’ We stand with you, we support you, we say God bless you,” he said.