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HATE MONGER EXPOSED! Wolf Blitzer Calls Out Hamas Spokesman Over Blood Libel Comments

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday called out Hamas' chief spokesman over recent comments he made on Middle Eastern TV saying Jews have used the blood of Christians to make matzo for Passover.

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AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 4:00 am
I posted this to show everyone no matter where their sympathies lie of the bitter fruits of hatred and extremism. Hamdan is a master propagandist and rabble rouser appealing to the lowest thoughts on the arab street. Cudos to Wolf Blitzer for exposing this provocateur who is trying to whip the populace into an even greater frenzy for his own political purposes.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 4:18 am
You said it all Cal.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6:23 am
Glad Blitzer exposed the SOB - Thanks Cal.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 7:17 am
We understand this but he has a very damaging effect!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 7:28 am
The story is that before the pogroms in the Ukraine and Russia, stories were put about that the jews eat Christian babies for passover. It is standard demonizing and it is unfortunate that people believe it.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 10:05 am
Thank you Cal for posting this.

Maureen Heartwood (2)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 10:48 am
I'm amazed that this old lie is still being repeated. You don't have to be pro-Israel to condemn this.

Bill E (41)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 12:29 pm
These old lies still continue; spreading hate and ignorance.

Jordan G (37)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 12:41 pm
Just waiting for the haters to start posting ... ... ...

He didn't do anything to advance the cause for peace, which is the only solution for all.

Athena F (131)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:06 pm

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:20 pm
Noted, thanks.

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:26 pm
UGH, this is a NEWSMAX article, focusing on stupidity. NOT to help with any peace process but to create more animosity. I really hate the way Newsmax twists and lies and furthers agendas in devious ways.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:34 pm
"The Hamas Jihad against Israel

Hamas and Israel are going at it again, and we have the usual comments: "Well, Hamas started it! Well, the Israelis are harming too many Hamas!" And so it goes, back and forth. I would like to stop and take an entirely new look at the Israeli war problem and look at it from an entirely different angle.

The answer is jihad.

If we step back and look at the whole globe, it's not just Israel that's involved in jihad. Jihad is everywhere across the globe. That is the global perspective!

Now some people are talking; they talk about the year 1948 when Israel was formed, and that the creation of Israel in the heart of the Middle East is the problem.

The year 1948 is not the problem. The problem started in the year 622, in Medina. When Mohammed moved to Medina it was half Jewish. Two years later it was "judenrein", cleansed of the Jews. That is when the problem started with the Jews, not in 1948 but in the year 622. So, instead of looking at this year, I'm looking at a 1400 year view of history.

Another thing, if we replaced every Jew in Israel with a Hindu and Buddhist, it wouldn't make any difference. The jihad would still go on because, you see, the Hindu and Buddhist are Kafir. And that's the real problem. That Jews are simply the most hated of Kafirs, but Israel is only one of them.

Who is the enemy of Hamas? You say Israel. Wrong again. The enemy of Hamas is every Kafir nation. It just happens that Israel is at the top,
So, what we need here is to stop and take a look at a new strategy based on the reality of Islam. It should go like this: all Kafir nations should be united against Hamas and all other Islamic nations which choose to harm a Kafir nation; a very big view.

Here is another thing: people talk about: "Well they need to come up with a peace treaty." People who talk like that don't know anything about Islam and its attitude towards treaties. No treaty in Islam is worth more than 10 years; that would violate the Sharia.

And the other problem with the treaty is that according to the sharia, as soon as Hamas become strong enough it is supposed attack again. So a treaty with an Islamic organization has no meaning.

Now then, what we need is a doctrine of war that seeks to defeat. Right now the whole attempt is, "well could we just get Hamas and Israel to tie?. No, we need to have a win. And the way to win is: don't negotiate; use massive force and maximum punishment; and then when you punished enough, leave and tell them "If you hurt us again we'll come back and give you more punishment."

Now that may sound cruel, but it is based upon Islamic war doctrine. Islam is to support only one view of positiveness towards any Kafir, and that is if the Kafir can be overwhelmingly powerful they will respect them. They won't like them, but at least they will respect them. So we need overwhelming power, and we need awareness of the fact that this is jihad, and is part of a world problem not an Israel problem."

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Barbara K (60)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:39 pm
Well, I took the poll and it says I must confirm my vote by clicking on the email they send me. It's been nearly 10 minutes now, and no such email has been received. Thanks for the post and I saw this conversation live. Was so glad to see the lies that were exposed for what they are.

jan b (5)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:11 pm

Here are a few points to bring up

1. Israeli hospitals treat wounded Palestinians (although Hamas tries to prevent them from using Israeli IDF hospitals.)

2. Hamas has had control of Palestine since it took power in a coup in 2007 that violently kicked out moderate Palestinians.

3. Hamas has used international aid and funds to build tunnels into Israel and to buy rockets to attack Israel.

4. Hamas uses children, women, and religious shrines as cover for their rocket launchers which drastically increases the death toll.

5. Hamas leaders stay in lavish hotels, use private jets, and relax in luxury resorts while their people live in poverty and are paid to be suicide bombers.


Beth S (330)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:40 pm
Jan, I am trying to friend you and am told by the Care2 system that you don't exist. If you could get in touch with me that would be great. Thanks!

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:50 pm
Please double that request jan--I couldn't find you and I would love to be your Care2 friend

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 4:49 pm
Jan, triple that request!

Hamden mentions occupation, and our Beth has opened the door to history. When the Islamic Caliphate erupted out of the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century on their jihadist crusade they subdued, conquered, sublimated, annihilated, forced conversion, and OCCUPIED the lands they seized. All of the Middle East, parts of Central Asia, northern Africa, into Sicily, France and Spain.
Ironically, Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel would still be the home of the Semitic Jews and a few Christian sects IF they had not been OCCUPIED.

Patsy Olive (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 5:18 pm
Noted thanks Cal.

marie C (163)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6:02 pm
Thanks Cal

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 6:39 pm
sure looks like the world gobbles up fiction ore readily than fact, especially when that fiction allows them to justify their underlying anti-semitic beliefs (often thinly coated with anti-israel activities).

Walter F (129)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 7:11 pm
This ridiculous statement was first said by early anti Christians about the Mass when believers literally ate flesh and blood to symbolise Christ's body and blood.later it was changed by early church fathers and applied to Jews.Only people with the I.Q s of gate posts would pay any heed to it.

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 7:51 pm
Noted, thanks Cal no end to people's stupidity it seems

Thomas B (1)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 9:37 pm
Well, Alternet blocked my posts when I tried to link to those statements.

reft h (66)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 11:55 pm
thanks for the article

Stella G (403)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 12:28 am
Nessuno può negare la storia, per quanto provino a fare e a negare e a raccontare menzogne. Sono perfettamente d'accordo con Beth, che ha saputo focalizzare bene la situazione. Tutte queste affermazioni ridicole servono solamente a continuare ad alimentare l'odio e non solo nei confronti degli Israeliani.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 12:40 am
Lies and more damned lies how any right minded person would believe such rubbish is astounding.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 1:34 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 2:26 am
This statement epitomises radical Islam yet so many ignoramuses are happy to support them.
I wonder why???????????????????
Thanks again Cal.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 2:28 am
Me too Jan.

Kate K (215)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 2:28 am
Een when Jews have been "normal citizens" it has only been until the latent anti Semitism has risen to take over. Hamas is full of lies and that on-blood in matzoh-e has been around for along time. Jews are all over the world because of antiSemitism and I understand the wrongness of occupation but this all started because of the UN who took the land from that Palestinians and then left. This is a dangerous man who will only incite more violence.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 4:17 am
Noted, thank you my friend Cal.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 4:18 am
And a green star to Jan. Much deserved indeed.

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 6:33 am
noted, thanks cal

Bryan S (105)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 7:20 pm
I think everyone agrees that this is a terrible situation, and everyone is very saddened by the civilian deaths in Gaza regardless of overall political views. But i do find it disturbing that anyone would try to understand this conflict by referencing the 5 points brought up in a previous post.

1. I can't dispute that IDF hospitals have been available, but i'd question how many (if any) Palestinians could make it to such places during this latest violence. What isn't disputed are the hospitals in Gaza that the IDF has bombed.

2. This claim is false. Hamas came to power in Gaza by an election (for better or worse but it wasn't by a coup). It is also false because Israel has in fact continued to occupy Gaza since this time, preventing self determination by Palestinians.

3. Israel receives about $3 billion in military aid from the US each year and has one of the strongest militaries (and one of the largest nuclear arsenals) in the world.

4. Human rights organizations have found this very often repeated talking point not to be true. There is just no valid excuse for Israel's bombing of so many homes, schools, hospitals, and infrastructure in Gaza. There is actual evidence of IDF soldiers using Palestinian kids as literal shields.

5. It is certainly not uncommon for political leaders to avoid the battlefield, but the lifestyle of Hamas leaders has very little to do with the realities of this conflict.

Most people don't deny that hatred and bigotry exists within Hamas, but remember that Gaza was under a harsh military occupation for decades before Hamas existed (or at least was in power). And there's the old saying that actions speak louder than words. So words of hatred directed at Israel are wrong, but it is actions that have caused the death and suffering of so many Palestinians over so many years.

If we only criticize the words and actions of Hamas without understanding the long suffering of the Palestinian people then we in fact cannot help bring about peace.


Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 2:12 am
Encyclopædia Britannica writes:

blood libel, also called blood accusation, the superstitious accusation that Jews ritually sacrifice the children of Christians at Passover to obtain blood for unleavened bread. It first emerged in medieval Europe in the 12th century and was revived sporadically in eastern and central Europe throughout the medieval and modern periods, often leading to the persecution of Jews.[11]

Professor Israel Jacob Yuval of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem published an article in 1993 that argues that blood libel may have originated in the 12th century from Christian views of Jewish behavior during the First Crusade. Some Jews committed suicide and killed their own children rather than be subjected to forced conversions. Yuval investigated Christian reports of these events and found that they were greatly distorted with claims that if Jews could kill their own children they could also kill the children of Christians. Yuval rejects the blood libel story as a fantasy of some Christians which could not contain any elements of truth because of the precarious nature of the Jewish minority's existence in Christian Europe.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 5:53 am
*The translation of Hamdan’s interview with the Lebanese television station Al-Quds on July 28 reports him as saying: We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians, in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos. This is not a figment of imagination or something taken from a film. It is a fact, acknowledged by their own books and by historical evidence. It happened everywhere, here and there.*

*The blood libel originated in medieval England with the death of William of Norwich. William was a 12-year-old tanner’s apprentice who was killed in 1144. At the time of his death, his parents accused the local Jewish community of responsibility, but investigations revealed nothing.
Six years later Thomas of Monmouth, a Benedictine monk, decided to investigate and sensationalize the murder.
Drawing purely on anti-Semitic hearsay and sensationalism, he wrote a martyrdom account, "The Life and Miracles of William of Norwich," in which he said local Jews, acting as part of an international conspiracy, crucified the young boy as part of a ritual to reclaim control of the Holy Land.*

A) WTF is a *Holy matzoh*?
B) Regardless of source or intimations, isn't it just a tad tacky to mouth off like that?
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