Class Assignment: make believe that it’s a rabbi making the notorious blood libel against Muslims.
The uproar would be instantaneous and global. There would be riots. The pages of the NY Times would be overflowing with righteous indignation.
But a blood libel against Jews is, y’know, a big yawn.
(MEMRI) — Following are excerpts from a lecture given by Egyptian cleric Salem Abu Al-Futouh, which aired on Al-Nas TV (via YouTube) on June 5, 2010.
Salem Abu Al-Futouh: Brothers and sisters, in 1114, in England, an extremely grave thing was discovered: The Jews would abduct children, slaughter them, collect the blood in a vessel, and consume it at Passover.
The Jews have two holidays: Passover and another one. What is the Passover, you ask? This holiday is a kind of. . . The Jews celebrate this holiday by eating sandwiches. . . Rather, they eat matzos. What are these matzos made of, you may ask? Concentrate now. They are made of flour and, instead of water, of blood.
A fundamental condition is that the blood be of non-Jews, and especially of Muslims and Arabs.