Turkish Islamist newspaper publishes anti-Semitic report recalling blood libel
Excerpt: A Turkish Islamist newspaper has published an anti-Semitic report claiming that Jews living in Istanbul’s Beykoz district had trained dogs to bite Muslims. Yeni Akit published a letter from a reader, İclal Yalçınlar, containing the anti-Semitic slur. The letter said street dogs had taken control of a neighbourhood of Beykoz, and “Jews and masons” living in the area had been setting them on the Muslim inhabitants. More than 100 Muslims had been bitten by dogs, it said. The letter also raised centuries-old blood libel claims that said Jews living in Spain had tortured Christian children by putting them in barrels full of nails.
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