Monday, April 06, 2009

Hamas Blood Libel: Jews drink Muslim blood

From Palestinian Media Watch, 5/4/09, by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook:

Jews drink the blood of Muslims and believe that God wants Jews to hate Muslims, according to a Hamas TV skit. Performed before a live audience at the Islamic University in Gaza, the segment features actors playing a father and son, in traditional Hasidic Jewish garb, discussing their God mandated hatred of Muslims. The skit opens as the father instructs: "We Jews hate the Muslims, we want to kill the Muslims, we Jews want to drink the blood of Muslims." It is later explained that Jews wash their hands before prayer, not with water, but with Muslims' blood: "We have to wash our hands with the blood of Muslims."
Blood libels were a tragic part of Jewish history, as Jews were accused [for hundreds of years in Christian Europe] of using the blood of non-Jews for ritual purposes, especially the baking of Matzah for Passover. Blood libels created deep hatred and were an effective trigger for numerous pogroms [historically throughout Europe, and in more recent history in the Middle East] and the murder of thousands. The Hamas accusation that Jews drink Muslim blood comes the week before Passover, the anniversary of many horrific blood libels.

Following is the full Transcript: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) April 3, 2009:

Father: "We Jews hate the Muslims, we want to kill the Muslims, we Jews want to drink the blood of Muslims and Arabs. [Turns to the audience:] Are you Muslims and Arabs? [The audience responds in the affirmative.] I hate you, to please God."

...Father: "Shimon, look, my son, I want to teach you a few things. You have to hate the Muslims."

Son: "[I don't] like them, I hate them."

Father: "You have to drink the blood of the Muslims."

...Father: "I spoke with God, so that you will hate the Muslims, so that you will please God."

Son: "Don't worry, father."

Father: "Very well, my son. I repeat: You have to hate the Muslims."

Son: "But I [do] hate them."

Father: You have to drink the blood of the Muslims."

...Father: "I tell you, you must stand next to me and pray, my son."

Son: "Okay, one moment and I'm coming."

Father: "Where are you going, my son?"

Son: "I am going to cleanse my body." [as Muslims do before prayer]

Father: "You're going to do WHAT?"

Son: "To cleanse my body. You said you want us to pray."

Father: "Muslims [do that], not us."

...Father: "We have to wash our hands with the blood of Muslims."


Matt said...

After watching this, how could anyone really believe that a two state solution is anything but fictional?

It is going to take a generation, at least, before this kind of mass cultural brainwashing can be undone.

Jared Israel said...

By leaving out WHO promulgated the blood libel throughout history, you engage in something akin to holocaust denial. Indeed, a person ignorant of the history of antisemitism -- most people -- would likely conclude from your text that blood libels were spread historically by Muslims. In fact of course it was Christians that spread those libels, Christians incited by the fanatical Jew-hatred in Christian religious texts and by the policies of Christian rulers of using the Jews as useful pariahs. Reports in the Vatican paper Civilta Cattolica indicate that Catholic clerics were spreading the blood libel to Arab lands in the 19th century. (See Kertzer's "The Popes against the Jews.")

Jared Israel

Steve Lieblich said...

Thanks for your comment. You are correct. The blood libel was common throughour Europe, amongst Christians, for hundreds of years. A source of this virulent hatred was the "replacement theology" that promoted the idea that Jews were "Christ killers" and are therefore destined to wander the globe despised and disenfranchised, while the followeres of Jesus-as Messiah are the new chosen people: that "only through Christ" is there salvation.
700 years after Christ came Mohamed, leading to the next incarnation of replacement theology, in which all non-Muslims are "infidels" that should be converted to Islam or put to death...

In any event, your point is valid. I'll modify the posting to point out that the blood libel was promoted by Christians historically, and has been adopted by Muslim antisemites today...