Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews.

Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews.

Blood libel: the myth that fuels anti-Semitism

Blood libel: the myth that fuels anti-Semitism

By Candida Moss and Joel Baden, special to CNN (CNN) -- Last week a video of Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan emerged in which he claimed that Jews use the blood of non-Jewish children to make matzo for Passover.

The Classic Blood Libel Against Jews Goes Mainstream in Iran - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy  21Apr15

The Classic Blood Libel Against Jews Goes Mainstream in Iran - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy 21Apr15

Edmund Levin Examines Mendel Beilis and the Blood Libel Myth – Tablet Magazine

Edmund Levin Examines Mendel Beilis and the Blood Libel Myth – Tablet Magazine

Suleiman the Magnificent had denounced the blood libel in the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, but it became more common as Christian influence increased in the 1800s.

Suleiman the Magnificent had denounced the blood libel in the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, but it became more common as Christian influence increased in the 1800s.

Orbán says government guarantees safety of Hungary’s minorities as MPs act in wake of “blood libel” speech in Parliament

Orbán says government guarantees safety of Hungary’s minorities as MPs act in wake of “blood libel” speech in Parliament

A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well

A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well

uri dromi:  A Lib Dem and a blood libel  A rumour of Israel 'harvesting' organs in Haiti, given credence by Jenny Tonge, belongs to a baleful tradition of antisemitic lies

A Lib Dem and a blood libel

uri dromi: A Lib Dem and a blood libel A rumour of Israel 'harvesting' organs in Haiti, given credence by Jenny Tonge, belongs to a baleful tradition of antisemitic lies

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