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His Teachings Deformed Jesus in 100 Words

Jesus in 100 Words

by SAM HUSSEINI

A man searches for truth, works for justice, teaches love and peace. His flesh is cut up, killed on a tree by empire, religious establishment and mob.

His message is twisted and tortured to provide pretext for further empire, patriarchy, crusade, slavery and genocide.

His teachings are deformed to preach hatred against the group from which he came.

As Christianity as cloak for imperialism recedes; European genocidal attack on Jews becomes a masquerade for new resurgent colonialism.

Bigoted spewing inoculates this Israel from criticism over its cruelty in lands occupied once again, as when Jesus struggled.

He rose, some say.

SAM HUSSEINI has helped create the web pages www.CompassRoses.com and www.VotePact.com. He can be reached at: sam@accuracy.org