witch-hunt


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witch-hunt

'Whistleblowing', see there.
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While the killings took place under different circumstances, several similarities are identified that problematize the enduring view that the witch-hunts were part of a national conspiracy targeted at the religious leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).
In the 1970s the association between women and witchcraft led to claims that the witch-hunts were a form of "gynocide," and witchcraft belief a tool used by patriarchy to control women.
From the moment the AKP began distancing itself from Ekrem Dumanly and any press close to the GE-len movement, the first real signals of the dimensions of this witch-hunt were given.
Attorney-general Costas Clerides gave the go-ahead for the confiscation of the hard-drives, because of the political witch-hunt that President Anastasiades was also participating in.
"This kind of political witch-hunt will only help us to come back faster," Sonia told the media.
The term "witch-hunt" has been used since the 1930s as a metaphor to refer to moral panics in general (frantic persecution of perceived enemies).
Decker first became aware of this papal attitude toward possession when he discovered a correspondence with the Vatican regarding a witch-hunt in the German city of Paderborn in 1656-57.
They issued a statement which said: "The report is entirely as we expected - a witch-hunt against us and a whitewash for the Government.
An investigation into MPs' expenses has descended into a "witch-hunt", a Labour MP said yesterday.
In treating modern instances, Demos repeatedly asks, "Was it a witch-hunt?" bringing the intellectual scruples and caution of a scholar to bear on his answer.
"Children are targets in Nigerian witch-hunt." The Observer, December 9, 2007.
In a nutshell, this paper aims to offer a critique of current scholarship on the early-modern European Witch-hunt, advocating a global history treatment.