by Jim Fletcher
Oliver Cromwell lived in relative obscurity for much of his life, eventually emerging as an engine of religious liberty in England. He is one of the famous figures of history, and much has been written about the one-time farmer, born in the 16th century. English through-and-through.
No one has ever called him Cromwell the Swede. Or, Oliver of Mongolia.
No one has ever tried to claim that Alexander the Great was from Bolivia.
It would be absurd to allege that Cleopatra was Canadian.
So why are quite a few people—with a straight face—calling Jesus a Palestinian?