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  • Published: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 2:41 PM

Salah Soltan repeats blood libel while attending a conference about interfaith and coexistence

By Missing Peace

Salah Soltan a professor in Islamic culture at the Al Khaleej University in Bahrain, recently visited the Netherlands to attend an interfaith conference in the Movenpick hotel in Amsterdam. The conference was organized by the Federation of Islamic Organizations in the Netherlands (FION).

Yassin El Forhani a well known “moderate” muslim leader in the Netherlands, organized the conference. He is affiliated with politicians from Dutch leftist parties.

The FION announced that by organizing this conference it hoped to initiate a intercultural dialogue about the position of Islam and the muslims in the Netherlands. The conference was meant to attribute to the establishlishment a peaceful society, free from mutual suspicion.

At the conference Salah Soltan held a speech about “the relationship between the Muslim and the other between the prophetic model and its implantation in societies”.

Soltan is well known since MEMRI published a video clip at the internet. The MEMRI clip showed Soltan, who is also president of the American Centre for Islamic Research, telling a classic blood libel on Hamas TV. In that interview he argued that Jews slaughter non-Jews in order to use their blood for knead matzes for Passover.


A well known Dutch pro-Israeli activist interviewed Soltan at the conference. In the interview Soltan repeated the blood libel.

Only after the interviewer expressed his shock and asked some probing questions Soltan announced that in stead of Jews he was sure Zionists were keeping ther practice to slaughter Christians for Passover. At that moment El Forhani interfered and ended the interview.

The interview in English begins after 1.26 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb5AbWxNgLk