Sarah Palin’s ‘Blood Libel’ Remark Sparks ControversyBy Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Thursday, January 13, 2011
In the statement that was made available online on Wednesday, Sarah Palin said that journalists and pundits should refrain from creating a ‘blood libel‘ that serves the only purpose of further inciting the ‘very hatred and violence they purport to condemn.’ The Republican leader went on to add, “That is reprehensible.” While referring to Jared Lee Loughner, the prime suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage as ‘apolitical,’ Sarah Palin reiterated that violence is the last thing that should discourage the people of the state from speaking out their minds.
However, the ex-Alaska governor’s statement was more or less overshadowed by her usage of terms which has been widely criticized by a number of Jewish groups. While responding to Sarah Palin’s ‘blood libel‘ remark, David A. Harris, the president of the National Jewish Democratic Council added that it is “a particularly heinous term.”