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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Blood libel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nearly 350 years after his wrongful execution, a French Jew who had been convicted of a blood libel was exonerated and declared a martyr.

Nearly 350 years after his wrongful execution, a French Jew who had been convicted of a blood libel was exonerated and declared a martyr.

Blood libel: the myth that fuels anti-Semitism

Blood libel: the myth that fuels anti-Semitism

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.

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

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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

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