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Baptism of blood was the one of persons who were martyred for committing themselves to Christ, even though they had not yet been baptized-such as the catechumens, who in the early Christian centuries had to go through a long instruction period before being baptized.
Israel has, perhaps, helped Turkey to be born again with the baptism of blood and seawater: a country the Muslim world can look up to, again.
Leading the charge was JACL leader Mike Masaoka, who exhorted that "in a baptism of blood," Japanese Americans must prove their loyalty through military service.