Glenn Beck Pours 'Christian Blood' on Pancakes; Eats Them in Response to Blood Libel Comments From Hamas Spokesman

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Glenn Beck caused a stir last week when he poured "Christian blood" over pancakes and ate them alongside guests on his show in response to a comment made by a Hamas' spokesman on CNN.

"Why should the Jews be able to make all the yummy recipes with Christian blood?" Beck asked those on his show. "Why can't us Christians – it's our blood, it's our children's blood – we don't have to kidnap them. All we have to do is kidnap them and drain them of their blood, so it's a little purer. Really, who wants matzo? Even if it is made with yummy Christian blood."

Beck's response came after CNN host Wolf Blitzer spoke with Hamas' spokesman Osama Hamdan. During the interview, Hamdan made comments about the Jewish people using Christian blood to make matzo. It's a slanderous accusation made by anti-Jew supporters.

"We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians in order to mix their blood in their holy matzo. This is not a figment of the imagination or something taken from a film. It is a fact acknowledged by their own books and historical evidence," Hamdan claimed.

Blitzer called Hamdan's words "an awful, awful smear" and noted that Hamdan never apologized for his remarks.

Beck decided to take Hamdan's words to heart and make fun of them on his own show. He began by reading the ingredients on a box of matzo and checking for "Christian blood."

"There's no Christian blood in it," Beck noted.

He then moved on to the heart of the skit by bringing out a plate of pancakes and noting that "Christian blood" would be delicious on the breakfast foods anyway.

"You've drained this?" Beck asked as an assistant handed him a bowl of red syrup. "Okay, it's fresh," he added.

"Still warm?" a co-host asked.

"The pancakes and the waffles are not, but the blood is," Beck said while pouring the substance over the pancakes.

The myth of Christian blood in matzo originated in 1144, according to CNN. When William of Norwich died in England, his parents blamed the Jewish community. In 1150, Thomas of Monmouth, a Benedictine monk, claimed that local Jews sacrificed the young boy as part of a ritual to reclaim the Holy Land. From there on, others continued to make the argument that Jewish people used the blood of Christians in their food, specifically matzo.

"The Israelis concentrate on killing children," Hamdan said in his CNN interview. "This is engraved in the historical Zionist and Jewish mentality, which has become addicted to the killing of women and children."

There is no basis for the claims yet they continue to plague the Jewish community as a result of anti-Semitism, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

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