(The Commentator) Then Egyptian newspaper “Misrelgdida” has recently published multiple features promoting the Jewish “blood libel” – an old anti-Semitic trope that claims Jews drink Christian and Muslim blood.
The first article, published late last month, is written by a Palestinian Arab, Mennat al-Sayed. The article gives a “history” of Passover blood rituals that, he claims continues to this day against Arabs.
Al-Sayed says that Christian neighbors of Jews were scared of the holiday because they were worried about abduction and ritual slaughtering for their blood. He claims that Jews would hunt for Christian babies who never tasted wine and stab them to death in a ceremony in the synagogue, after which they would distribute the blood to drink four cups of “wine” during the Passover seder, while singing and dancing with their families.