Nice to hear from you as well! The professor, his name is Van der Horst, he and prof. Hans Jansen wrote some books on antisemitism in the Arab world, wanted to talk about the blood libel indeed, as he and Jansen have found some interesting parallels and line from the nazi era to the Arab anti-zionist and anti-israel propaganda. I don't know the details becuase I have not read (yet) their latest work, but the trouble now is the censoring of his speech. This is all in the light of the murder on Theo va Gogh and the Danish cartoon saga. The Utrecht University is hoping to get subsidy for an imam-colloquem and probably therefore did not want the professor to ventilate his wish for moderate muslims to ban this myth.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)