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Charles Koch says rumours he will support Hillary Clinton are 'blood libel' | US news | The Guardian

1.8.16

Charles Koch says rumours he will support Hillary Clinton are 'blood libel' | US news | The Guardian: The use of the phrase “blood libel” is fraught with problems: the Anti-Defamation League defines it as “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)”.

Its use has landed US political figures in trouble before: in 2011, the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin used it against critics of her rhetoric about Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded in a mass shooting in which six people died.


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