The fools who are ready to jump to defend Toaf are conveniently ignoring the fact that he never said there was evidence to show that the use of blood actually happened, beyond confessions made under torture (and I'll bet these same people are rushing to defend the "innocent" people at Gitmo). What he does claim, is that blood was considered a medicine, at the time, and was used by everyone, not just Jews, and also, that there were Jews who really hated Christians for the way they were treated, who might have had a motive for murder. Unlike today, where Muslims murder non-Muslims (and even Muslims they disagree with theologically) for feelings of ill-treatment, there exists no non-torture extracted evidence that any, let alone all, Jews of the Middle Ages murdered anyone for the purposes described, nor in the manner some readers would like to ascribe to all Jews, then and now.
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from the article: MKs seek to try Prof. Toaff over claims in blood libel book