World Net Daily is attacking Muslims again, and now has posted a major horrifying claim reminiscent of the old antisemitic blood libel. The author Jerome R. Corsi basically wrote a “news story” and included a video of a woman who claims to be a nun who says that Muslims murdered Christians, drained their blood and sold it. According to them,
Sister Hatune Dogan told WND in a Skype interview that members of the Syrian opposition are draining the blood of Christians they behead and selling vials to Islamic radicals for $100,000 a piece.
The Syrian Orthodox nun explained that the blood is used in a ritual washing of hands in the belief the act atones for sins and provides privileged access to heaven.
The Christians, she said, are beheaded in ceremonies in which they are forced to kneel, with their hands and feet bound, as the Muslim radicals read a death sentence imposed because the victim refuses to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.
This is a rather extraordinary claim. Off course World Net Daily is such a “reliable source,” that I think we can trust them. In case you can’t tell, in spite of the quotation marks and the link to a Southern Poverty Law Center article on them, that was sarcasm. Corsi also claims this about Sister Hatune,
“Her righteous deeds, of course, receive the vociferous wrath of the jihadists,” Shoebat said.
The nun says she gets “18 death threats in seven languages.”
“But Sister Hatune is no pacifist,” Shoebat writes. “As she ardently believes in denying one’s self, helping the oppressed and turning the other cheek, like a true warrior, she as well zealously believes in taking up a whip and driving out the wicked.”
Independently, Shoebat has published a video of Sunni Muslims playing soccer with the heads of the people they murdered.
WND Middle East correspondent Michael Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense, said the “vociferous wrath” from jihadists that Hatune is receiving because of her vigorous effort to protect Christians has made her a prime target of al-Qaida and its affiliate, the Jabhat al-Nusra.
Wow, another “titan of objectively” on the subject of Jihadist terrorism, Walid Shoebat is also claiming that Muslim terrorists play soccer with the heads of people they murder. I’d be horrified if I actually took either of their ridiculous claims seriously.
If anyone wants another reason not to trust Shoebat, other than the fact that this is another extraordinary claim, and he writes for WND, CNN did an excellent expose on him, debunking many of his claims and casting doubt on his story that he’s a former Palestinian Jihadists.
I’ll admit, I haven’t done the research necessary to adequately debunk the “Syrian jihadist selling the blood of murdered Christians” or the claim that “Sunni Muslim terrorists played soccer with the heads of their victims,” but I’d be willing to be you that neither claim has any basis in fact. However, they are both pretty hard to believe, and none of them, World Net Daily, Corsi, nor Shoebat are reliable sources. Hatune Dogan, doesn’t sound like a very trust worthy source either, especially since it sounds like she’s working with the fake ex terrorist ( probably also fake ex Muslim ) Shoebat and could easily be as big a fraud as he is.
I have a feeling this is nothing more than anti Muslim bigotry, fear mongering and paranoia. Unfortunately many people actually take claims like this seriously, which explains things like people trying to pass clearly unconstitutional, discriminatory laws to stop the non existent spread of sharia into America.