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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-11 09:07 AM
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Blood libel, from Wikipedia...
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Blood libel (also blood accusation) refers to a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, almost always Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims havealongside those of well poisoning and host desecrationbeen a major theme in European persecution of Jews.

The libels typically allege that Jews require human blood for the baking of matzos for Passover. The accusations often assert that the blood of Christian children is especially coveted, and historically blood libel claims have often been made to account for otherwise unexplained deaths of children. In some cases, the alleged victim of human sacrifice has become venerated as a martyr, a holy figure around whom a martyr cult might arise. A few of these have been even canonized as saints.

In Jewish lore, blood libels were the impetus for the creation in the 16th century of the Golem of Prague by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel. Many popes have either directly or indirectly condemned the blood accusation, and no pope has ever sanctioned it. These libels have persisted among some segments of Christians to the present time, and recently Muslims as well.

The phrase, "blood libel," seems like a really strange choice when we consider Loughner's main target was Jewish. Is Palin using this phrase as a jab, or is she just being weirdly dramatic?
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  -Blood libel, from Wikipedia... ZombieHorde  Jan-12-11 09:07 AM   #0 
  - I'm sure she's just being weirdly -- and unbelievably stupidly -- dramatic.  SteppingRazor   Jan-12-11 09:12 AM   #1 
  - Why would you use a phrase like that if you didn't know its meaning?  Raven   Jan-12-11 09:23 AM   #2 
  - You dont make up a term like "blood libel" out of the blue  KeepItReal   Jan-12-11 09:36 AM   #5 
  - I heard her say that and wasn't sure what it meant.  woodsprite   Jan-12-11 09:47 AM   #8 
  - Either she or someone in her camp *knows* that phrase's meaning  KeepItReal   Jan-12-11 09:55 AM   #10 
     - she didn't know the names of any newspapers  Rosa Luxemburg   Jan-12-11 08:20 PM   #23 
  - neither had I in 52 years. No, some bimbo from Wasilla didn't say it by accident.  DeschutesRiver   Jan-12-11 10:58 AM   #16 
  - Hey, we are talking about Palin here  Hutzpa   Jan-12-11 10:26 AM   #15 
  - You're right, it is a weird phrase to "innocently use."  ZombieHorde   Jan-12-11 03:44 PM   #21 
  - I went as far as to her being anti-semetic.  vaberella   Jan-12-11 09:33 AM   #3 
  - even more offensive that she paints herself as the victim of a blood libel  onenote   Jan-12-11 09:36 AM   #4 
     - Exactly. +1 000 000 000  kestrel91316   Jan-12-11 10:04 AM   #12 
     - Exactly. n/t  vaberella   Jan-12-11 11:10 AM   #19 
     - She's trying to say she is "the real Jew".  harun   Jan-12-11 11:41 AM   #20 
  - blowing the dog whistle  riverwalker   Jan-12-11 09:37 AM   #6 
  - Sarah the victim  niceypoo   Jan-12-11 09:39 AM   #7 
  - Weirdly dramatic.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-12-11 09:51 AM   #9 
  - I hope so, but I wonder... nt  ZombieHorde   Jan-12-11 09:33 PM   #24 
  - My wife & I knew what that meant, Ms era vet-  era veteran   Jan-12-11 10:01 AM   #11 
  - And, yet the media ignores it.  flpoljunkie   Jan-12-11 10:19 AM   #13 
  - actually, they are beginning to pick up on it  onenote   Jan-12-11 10:23 AM   #14 
  - Encouraging. Thanks!  flpoljunkie   Jan-12-11 11:08 AM   #17 
  - No they're on it. So it's good. n/t  vaberella   Jan-12-11 11:10 AM   #18 
  - "The white man is the Jew of liberal fascism."  nemo137   Jan-12-11 08:18 PM   #22 
  - I sent this link to my  laylah   Jan-13-11 06:28 AM   #25 
     - I guess Palin can do no wrong according to some. nt  ZombieHorde   Jan-13-11 02:48 PM   #26 

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