Hezbollah Spot Mirrors 'Passion' Trailer
A new television commercial which began airing a few days ago in Lebanon aligns coalition soldier's abuse of Iraqi prisoners to the harsh treatment of Jesus depicted in Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ." The commercial was made by Al-Manar, a Hezbollah satellite TV station, shows a coalition soldier kicking a prisoner and bursting into the home of an Iraqi family while "no mercy" and "no compassion" appear on the screen. Additionally, the soundtrack of the film plays in the background and an image of the hooded Iraqi prisoner is shown with wires attached to his arms. Not a pretty picture but not exactly unwarranted either.
by Steve Hall May-16-04