witch-hunt


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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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What we are seeing now, though, is that this never-ending witch-hunt has gotten deeper with the AKP.
It was a disgraceful claim, which supported the theory of a witch-hunt.
This kind of political witch-hunt will only help us to come back faster," Sonia told the media.
His lawyer Stephen Vullo said there is no justice in hounding Travis, 68, about alleged sex abuse "to make us feel better about missing Savile" and added: "This has been a bit of a witch-hunt.
If it happens that the chosen scapegoat has multiple numbers, the next step can become a witch-hunt.
The Dominicans and Franciscans who staffed this institution compiled a remarkably lenient record in prosecuting witches, especially after the death of the intolerant Pope Paul IV in 1559, just as the European witch-hunt was entering its most intense phase.
But I think it's descended into a witch-hunt and I think it's hiding from our constituents the very good work that many of us are actually doing or trying to do.
2) One exception is the movie/documentary made by the Indian filmaker Rakhi Varma, entitled "The Indian Witch-Hunt," that was declared best film at the ShowReal Asia 2 Award held in Singapore on April 20, 2005.
She writes: "I am appalled by the way the response to your lecture has become a personal witch-hunt calling for your resignation.
Supporters claimed Mark Walker was the victim of a witch-hunt because of his political views.
An Abundance Of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch-Hunt is a detailed history of witch-hunting and persecution in Scotland from approximately 1658-1662, an era generally thought to be the high point of a turbulent history of violence and hatred for accused witches.
Lepore offers multiple possibilities about how events, which snowballed into a terrifying witch-hunt, may have unfolded.