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The Muslim Blood Libel Myth

For centuries Jews have been persecuted and murdered because that Jews ritually murder children and eat them directly or use their blood in the baking of Passover matzah (unleavened bread). Today such myths spread about Muslims too: the myth that Islam allows cannibalism.

When doing comparative studies of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia one can easily see the similarities between the two. The myths, slanders, rumours, and racist methods are almost identical but is directed against two different groups, Muslims or Jews.

One such myth that is almost identical is the “blood libel myth”. This anti-Semitic version of the myth looks like this:

“The “blood libel” refers to a centuries-old false allegation that Jews murder Christians – especially Christian children – to use their blood for ritual purposes, such as an ingredient in the baking of Passover matzah (unleavened bread). It is also sometimes called the “ritual murder charge”… The blood libel spread throughout the Christian world in the Middle Ages. When a Christian child went missing, it was not uncommon for local Jews to be blamed. Even when there was no evidence that any Jew had anything to do with the missing child, Jews were tortured until they confessed to heinous crimes.”

Today these myths are still heard all over the world about Jews. But there is an Islamophobic version of the myth too.

Muslim blood libel myth

“Muslims eat Christians”. That kind of myth was spread during the crusades  in the Middle Ages.  Today it is sometimes still claimed that “Islam allows cannibalism”.

I will spare the readers the details of the Myth. If you want to  study what racists claim about Islam and cannibalism you can easily find articles from Jihadwatch and Pamela Geller on the subject by using Google.

The most common version of this myth claims that the Al-Azhar University in Egypt has published lots of books on this subject. This information popped up on the internet in 2009-2010, after President Obama had visited the university. In 2012-2013 an Arab TV-show claimed that Al-Azhar teaches that cannibalism is “ok”. Walid Shoebat, a Christian Islamophobe, picked up this alleged TV-show and wrote a series of articles about it. Like this one:

“In the future, the Egyptian Islamists will not only be conducting systematic violence, but cannibalism against Christians and moderates.

In a recent video interview, one Egyptian scholar exposed the high school curriculum coming from Al-Azhar university, the most reputable of all Islamic schools, showing that it condoned cannibalizing non-Muslims:

‘We allowed the eating of the flesh of dead humans… under necessary conditions. It [dead human flesh] must not be cooked or grilled to avoid Haram (wrongdoing) …and he can kill a murtadd (apostate) and eat him.’

The interviewer commented:

‘The book that is being taught to general high-school students mentions that those who don’t pray can be grilled & then eaten’.”

From this TV-interview, that Shoebat popularized, stems most versions of the modern Muslim blood-libel myth. But currently the myth is mixed with similar allegations about ISIS. That “Muslims allow cannibalism” and the proof for that is that ISIS allow cannibalism (and sometimes it is claimed that the Al Azhar university authorized ISIS to eat its enemies).

Perhaps such a book exist, I dont know. The myth is nevertheless a typical racist myth. One or two alleged books allegedly published by one Egyptian university somehow is the “proof” that all Muslims, and all of Islam, allows cannibalism.

As for Shoebat himself he does not seem to be a cannibal, he prefers to nuke people.

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    • Friend of Bosnia

      To forgive is divine but I’m not God.

      Also I don’t want to be led like a lamb to the slaughter. Sure I’d like to go to Heaven, but of my own merits and through God’s mercy, not as a martyr. Not ripped out of this world by cruel hand. Better that I chop off that cruel hand if I can.

      Indeed even better, if some pig-faced ruffians with the manners of pigs come to expel me from my house, I want to take down with me to the nether world at least six Russian or Serb critters.

      Should I have the chance I’d like to give them back some of their hatred. Just today I read spme statemenzts by young Bosnian Serbs who were born after 1995. They flatly deny that genocide was committed in Srebrenica or anywhere else in Bosnia. They sing “Noz, zica, Srebrenica” and are aching to have a go at committing genocide against Bosniaks themselves. They are no better than those Neo-Nazis in Germany who say “Muslims to the gas chambers!” It’s completely useless to try and talk some reason into them. If they could only be made to see. But no one is more blind than he who refuses to see. Even more, if a Serb child of as little as five talked to me that way, my first impulse would be to slap his face, very very hard, and tell him that next time he talks disrespectful of Muslims I’ll break his arms. Like I said, that’s my first impulse. Of course that’s no way to trat a child. But with a person of over 15, who is capable of reason, and is only evil out iof his own choice, that’s something completely different. Everybody chooses for himself or herself if they want to be a good person or an evil person. I absolutely hate, yes, HATE the genocidal anti-Bosniak or anti-Rohingya fascist crusaders, they are cruel and evil critters, subhuman actually, they live like mad dogs and must therefore be treated as mad dogs, and I have no consideration whatsoever for someone who hates me just for what I am, or for my forename. So I’m sorry, forgiving my enemies is not on, not if they don’t recognize their guilt, and maybe not even then. Cruel people deserve to be treated with the same degree of cruelty. An individual like Ratko Mladic and his thousands of followers like Milan Lukic deserves no pardon, no quarter, no mercy, no consideration. Needless to say, that goes for such people as Daesh or the Taliban too.

      I’m not per se a cruel person but I want too see how cruel people react when the same degree of cruelty is applied to them. I expect most will start crying and begging, the dirty undeserving cowards. I’d really like to know. But it’s not just that. What if I forgive some enemy and he does not change his ways? Then he’ll laugh at me and take me for a fool, or a weakling or both. Can’t have that. I don’t suffer fools gladly, and evil fools at that, but it is worse if I myself were fooled.

      As for such war criminals as those mentioned above, a just punishment for them would be to lock them up at the bottom of an old mine shaft for the rest of their natural lives, so they’ll never see the light of the sun – no visits and no letters or packages allowed. I have seen so much cruelty, meanness, callousness, evil that I’m utterly NAUSEATED by mankind. I’m sorry but thank you for trying anyway.

    • I don’t know. Did you?

    • Robin-Frans Winkel

      Did I predict five years ago the rise of a white supremacist ISIS-like religion of didn’t I?!

    • CowabungaCreeper

      Did you see the comments? “Hurr durr, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence…”

    • rookie

      United States of Hate:

    • Some. I’ve been monitoring them for a long time and may write about them eventually. They have a guide for “normies” on the Daily Stormer, which explains their ideology.

      Basically Andrew Anglin says he hates everyone except white men (not even white women escape his scorn), but most of all he hates Jews, because he thinks Jews are engaged in “white genocide.” Of course he hates Muslims too, referring to them as “Moslems,” “hajis,” “kebab,” and other names, but ultimately blames the Jews for imposing the Muslims on the “white countries.” All bad things trace back to “the Jews” for Andrew Anglin, while all others apart from white men are swept into the current.

      Their views are so ugly and warped, I never become immune. I’ve been reading them forever and they’re Nazis so you know upfront they’re bad, but I still find myself thinking, “wow…they’re even worse than I thought,” over and over again!

      Anyway, here are a couple of articles that at least touch on them, and their rise:

      The Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer — Now The Country’s ‘Top Hate Site’ …The Daily Stormer was created in 2013, building on an earlier website also created by Anglin, called Total Fascism. Typical headlines include “Filthy Christ-Killing Jews Gather Across the Country to Demand Terrorists Flood America”….

      Anglin described his publishing strategy in a podcast last year. “You make a very simple message, where you hit the same points over and over and over again and you repeat them,” he said. “That’s been my style. That’s why I do the news.”

      White Nationalists Praise Trump’s Muslim Ban: “God Bless You,” “Feel Like Crying” With Joy

      Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds ….The modest increase in the number of organized hate groups across the US also comes along with rapid growth of largely anonymous, internet-based hate websites, the analysts found. The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi hate site whose founder organizes harassing “troll storms” of abuse towards political opponents, surpassed the traffic ratings of Stormfront, a more traditional racist site, last July, according to the center’s analysis, becoming the most popular English-language far-right site.

      The Daily Stormer, which takes a millennial, meme-driven approach to racism, misogyny and virulent antisemitism, also spun-off 31 active “real-life, on-the-ground clubs” across the country, the law center analysts found. These groups were advertised as “the IRL [In Real Life] Troll Army AKA The Stormer Book Club”, or “groups to prepare for the coming race war”…..

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      The stupid is strong with this graph. LOL

      There has never been a real in-depth look at the white supremacist sites and their take/view of Islam and Muslims. I wrote some things tangentially related on Roof and Breivik but I wonder if there are any articles on it? I’m too lazy to google.

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      They shouldn’t but yet they do.

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      This reads like the White supremacist Onion. Where do they get this idea from? That the Arabs stole Islam/Shariah from White Indo-Aryans?

    • Khizer

      W E W L A D E W L A D

    • Guess what the Nazis are up to now:

      “Islamic Sharia” is an Appropriation of White Culture – WHITE SHARIA is the Original Sharia Law Since the necessity of WHITE SHARIA became evident to the editorial staff of the Daily Stormer, many readers have complained that although they believe in the tenets of WHITE SHARIA, they dislike it because of the name – they associate the word “Sharia” with Islam.

      This is understandable. No one wants to be associated with the monkeylike Islamic hordes.

      However, their perception is one based on total ignorance of the fact of what Sharia actually is: an ancient Indo-Aryan code of conduct.

      The root of the Arabic word “Sharia” – a word which means “the way” or “the path” – is in the Indo-European languages of Urdu and Persian. ….


      Pretty much, claiming that Sharia is an invention of the Arabs is like claiming the blacks built the Egyptian Pyramids.

      Denying the white race’s right to Sharia Law amounts to giving away our sacred heritage to a hostile, evil foreign people hellbent on destroying us – and destroying us using our own legal system.

      It is time for the white man to stand-up and reclaim his rightful heritage. This is a deep part of our being that goes back way before Christianity, before Greek, Slavic and Germanic paganism, to our very origins. Although most of the ideas of WHITE SHARIA are the same as those of pagan or Christian law, by adopting WHITE SHARIA, we are restoring the very core of our racial soul….

      Wow. Just wow. This is like an evil version of the old guy in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” who thought everything, including the word “kimono,” could be traced back to the Greeks, and that Windex was a multipurpose miracle chemical.

      I’m not actually linking to the article because I refuse to send traffic to their site from here. You get the gist, or can Google for yourself to read the rest.

      This is truly novel. These guys would be comical if they weren’t so dangerous.

    • Khizer


    • Joey Sanders

      Nobody should believe anything Shoebat says:

    • Friend of Bosnia

      The libel about Jews murdering Christisn children and using their blood to make mazzoth was widespread in Europe and the pretext for many a pogrom. And guess what, the genocidal Greater serbofascist crusaders said the same thing about the Bosniaks in 1992 too, and the opportunistic Serb public was only too willing to believe it. Who said such thing deserves to have his tongue ripped out and the figes of his writing hand cut off.

    • Friend of Bosnia

      That’s a meteor crater, whoever put in that photo is not just evil but an ignoramus as well. Or maybe he didn’t dare use a photo of Hiroshima. By the way, I would not wish something like that even on my enemies. This guy deserves to have his hate speech thrust down his throat. Should I ever have the misfortune of meeting such an evil individual it would be my greatest pleasure to at the very least slap his face, better, to give him the thrashing of a lifetime he so richly deserves. And kick his butt, as hard as I can. And even that is too good. Such, ah, people, deserve the very worst in the world. Now if someone says I’m too violent in my expression I can answer that those genocidal anti-Muslims say (and sometimes do) much worse things, and they are never blocked or even admonished, and secondly, what do those who criticize me want, that I turn the other cheek? I have never believed in turning the ither cheek. Maybe I can forgive my enemies, but only if they ask for forgiveness first

    • CowabungaCreeper

      Didn’t the TV show feature muslims warning other muslims about the lunacy being taught in Al Azhar?

      If so, then why weren’t they doing taqqiyahkitmansaudipetrodollars?

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      Shoebat still fleecing gullible Evangelical crowds

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