Publisher Says 'Passion' Resurrects Libels against Jews
march 1, 2004 11:38 am
There's no shortage of evidence that Mel Gibson has an anti-Semitic agenda in his film, "The Passion of the Christ," Stewart Sallo writes. The Boulder Weekly publisher says Jews historically have been most vulnerable to Christians' acts of "revenge" during the Holy Week before Easter, when passion plays were staged. Adolph Hitler praised one such performance in Germany as a convincing portrayal of "the menace of Jewry," Sallo writes. He raises concern about the potential of Gibson's film "to generate hatred and divisiveness."