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Tucker Carlson Asks Rev. Munther Isaac: ‘What’s Wrong with American Evangelicals’?

April 11—Radio talk show host Tucker Carlson interviewed Palestinian Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem, Rev. Munther Isaac on his “Tucker Carlson Uncensored” network April 9. In a short teaser from Carlson that Isaac reposted on his X account, Carlson asked “How does the government of Israel treat Christians? In the West, Christian leaders don’t seem interested in knowing the answer. They should be. Here’s the view of a pastor from Bethlehem.”

Responding to Carlson’s questions about how U.S. evangelical Christians, and particularly those in Congress, respond to the plight of Palestinian Christians, Reverend. Isaac presented a damning picture of the utter hypocrisy of those Americans who profess to be followers of Jesus, but act in a way opposite to the teachings of Jesus. The religious right in the U.S. spout off grand opinions about Israel and Gaza, he said, but their views are “shallow”—they know nothing about the situation on the ground, nothing about Palestinian history, or the history of the region. Do they help Palestinian Christians with money? No, Reverend Isaac said. They give money to Israel and its military.

“We plead for the opportunity to be heard,” he said, and to let these Americans know “how damaging their activity is,” to Palestinian Christians, but as yet, few are willing to listen or learn. Their “theology” is that of Christian Zionism and the “end times.” He provided many more horrifying details about the situation in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. There is no real freedom to worship in Israel, he said. “We need a political advocacy for peace. The current status quo isn’t sustainable.” We face a “big nightmare,” he said, and expressed the fear that what is happening in Gaza will soon happen in the West Bank. 

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