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Explains why criticism of Gibson's THE PASSION was off target

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Submitted by Debra T (United States), Feb 16, 2005 at 16:43

I think this article articulates why criticism of "The Passion" by the Jewish and non-Jewish left wing seemed archaic and off-target. Most of their fears seemed reflective of the pre-Islamic period of anti-Semitism, during which Christian "Passion Plays" were used to fuel anti-Semitism among Christians.

Since the new anti-Semitism is also closely aligned with anti-American, anti-Christian sentiments, "The Passion" was an easy target.
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