(Ritual murders/Symbolic killing of innocents/Jesus)
This is certainly not the first time that Muslims have used the "matzah blood libel
", as has been documented by MEMRI several times.
--Regensburg, Germany: Frustrated by economic competition and a 1476 blood libel
, popular uprisings in 1493 and 1513 brought new levels of anti-Jewish politics.
"We need media to ensure that this film does not become another blood libel
against world Jewry," it said.
There is no blood libel
against the Muslims accusing them of using the blood of innocent children for religious purposes.
* James Besser notes that "blood libel
" is frequently directed, particularly in Israel, against those who criticize the Jewish state.
"Journalists and pundits," Sarah Palin says in her video this morning, "should not manufacture a blood libel
that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn.
report has been slammed here as anti-Israel, with some officials c= alling it a blood libel
. The report equates Israel, which worked to minimiz= e civilian casualties in Gaza, to Hamas, a terrorist organization that util= ized civilians as human shields and fired rockets at Jewish cities from Pal= estinian hospitals and apartment buildings.
* Sarah Palin accused some of "manufactur[ing] a blood libel
"her way, borrowed from this essay, of saying they accused some of helping cause the shooting of Rep.
Despite this official stand of the Catholic Church, blood libel
accusations continued in France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Poland.
that our soldiers are firing indiscriminately is perceived in this country as nothing less than a blood libel
. I can't stress that enough.
These Facebook posts about fiends snatching innocent children are eerily reminiscent of an older, more pernicious scare: a corrosive lie called the "blood libel
," in which Jews during medieval times were said to be killing Christian children and using their blood to make matzah.