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Ocasio-Cortez says that Jesus was a ‘refugee’ in Christmas tweet

FILE – In this June 27, 2018 file photo, democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, reacts while talking to the media in New York. Ocasio-Cortez in New York, 14th constituency. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY wanted her Twitter followers a Merry Christmas Tuesday, by reference to the newborn Jesus as a “refugee.”

“Joy to the world!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Merry Christmas everyone – here’s to a holiday full of happiness, family and love for all people. (Including the refugee babies in Cribs of their parents.)”

Mary and Joseph are not shown, as refugees in the Christmas story. According to the gospel of Luke, Joseph holt, the the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem, so he can log in to a census, the Roman Emperor ordered Agustus. The couple is forced to take refuge in the stable where Jesus is born, due to a lack of space in the hostel.

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However, in the gospel of Matthew, Mary and Joseph to flee to Egypt with the infant Jesus, king Herod of Judea, orders the murder of every boy at the age of two and under in Bethlehem, the Magi ask him where the newborn “king of the Jews”. The Holy family escape the slaughter, and told by an angel to return to Israel after Herod is dead.

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Ocasio-Cortez, crashes veteran democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary earlier this year, has form when it comes to the eyebrow-raising comparisons on social media. Last month, to the members of the Central American migrants caravan the US is approaching limit to Jewish families escape from Nazi Germany, the victims of the genocide in Rwanda and the refugees from Syria’s civil war continued.

The tweet drew an angry response from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., the proposed Ocasio-Cortez, a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, he said, “Might help her to better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan, in Tijuana.”

Ocasio-Cortez shot back: “[t]he meaning of such a valuable Museum, it is his teachings to this day. [The trombone] administration, was imprisoned, children’s rights and human rights of the injured,” she added. “Maybe we should stop pretending that authoritarianism + violence is a historical event instead of a growing force.”

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