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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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Pushing aside the social matters of the Republican People's Party (CHP) for a moment, the Welfare Party (RP) was the target of witch-hunts in the 1990s.
Witch-hunts like King's do nothing to increase security.
If you look at the allowances - and I have looked at them from all members and I don't want a witch-hunt against individual members because I've suffered from a witch-hunt myself - you'll see massive claims for meals, you'll see massive claims for items of expenditure that have gone unquestioned and everything is within the rules.
In what follows, I discuss the witch-hunts in Africa, examining their motivations and suggesting some initiatives that feminists can take to put an end to these persecutions.
All five senior police officers giving evidence yesterday denied the witch-hunt claims, or that such investigations as Operation Care were driven by media interest.
Management witch-hunts contradict an order by Health Minister Sam Galbraith who last year lifted a "gagging" clause on NHS staff.
It evokes memories of countless other witch-hunts and points an uncomfortable finger at the current tendency to demonize political and religious opponents.
She loudly protested the left-baiting political witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy and others during the 1950s, and she made just as big a commotion more recently when she successfully sued the National Endowment for the Arts for violating grantees' First Amendment rights.
TAMPERE, Finland -- One of the most extensive witch-hunts took place in the 17th century Vardo, on the shores of the gloomy Arctic Ocean.
Hate-filled language, such as "dirty water mixed with the milk," "we will enter their dens" and "hashashin," all uttered by the prime minister as part of his hate speech against the GE-len movement, was also a method employed during the witch-hunts in medieval Europe.
Waite's excellent discussion of the relationship between witch-hunting and religious conflict adopts a regional approach that includes some accounts of specific witch-hunts.
The days of witch-hunts, the days of stakeouts, are really gone.