Egyptian Politician Blood Libel

| June 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The following clip shows an interview with Khaled Al-Zaafrani, founder of the Egyptian Justice and Progress Party, which aired on Al-Hafez TV on May 12, 2013. In the clip he throws out standard Antisemitic tropes like Jews start all wars, and of course the blood libel. When we see these kinds of statements from Arab political leaders, we wonder about all those people who say Jews were always treated better under Muslim rule than under Christian rule. Perhaps the Muslims have caught up?

He specifically mentions attacks on Jews in France and Russia based on blood libels, which is ironic considering the origin of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion came from a Russian Czar Secret Police publication based on an earlier French political tract.

Transcript from MEMRI:

Khaled Al-Zaafrani: It is the Jews who have instigated wars in the world. They instigated World War I, as well as World War II, and they will keep on instigating wars. The Jews cannot live without wars, conspiracies, deceit, and deception. We can rest assured that the Jews will not seek or uphold peace.

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It s well known that during the Passover, they make matzos called the “Blood of Zion.” They take a Christian child, slit his throat and slaughter him. Then they take his blood and make their [matzos]. This is a very important rite for the Jews, which they never forgo.

Interviewer: Could you repeat the name of this rite?

Khaled Al-Zaafrani: It is called the Blood of Zion rite. During the Jews Passover, they must slaughter…

TV guest: Like [ancient] Egyptians used to sacrifice “the Bride of the Nile”…

Interviewer: And the Jews do this to this day?

Khaled Al-Zaafrani: Absolutely. The French kings and the Russian czars discovered this in the Jewish quarters. All the massacring of Jews that occurred in those countries were because they discovered that the Jews had kidnapped and slaughtered children, in order to make the Passover matzos.

Recorded evidence of this is kept in the Egyptian national archives. This happens to this day.

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Passover was near, and the Jews of Damascus could not find a Christian. There was a Christian priest, who would give them medical treatment. He was of Italian and French nationality, and his job was to treat people. He used to treat the Jews, but since they couldn’t find any other Christian, they summoned him to treat them… Their confessions are well documented.

They placed the priest in a tub, slaughtered him, smashed his bones with a pestle, took his blood, and made the “matzos of Zion.”

Interviewer: Are these matzos eaten?

Khaled Al-Zaafrani: Of course. They slice it and fight over who gets to eat Christian blood.

When this subject is raised, the Jews consider it to be a problem, just like the problem of Hitler and the Holocaust.

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