Once again, freedom is being stifled. This time, it is in the form of an historic documentary, prepared by Tom Holland. It seems the program has been pulled because of complaints.
Mr. Holland does not appear to be a religiously inclined person, rather, he is deeply interested in research and finding "truth"~although it is often elusive when dealing with the past. In addition to his books, Mr. Holland has adapted Herodotus, Homer, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio 4. He is not some fly-by night story teller.
I watched the film and personally found that Mr. Holland has handled the subject with thought and sensitivity. He is Not "singling out or bad-mouthing" Islam~or any other religion for that matter. He seems genuinely interested in presenting the historical truth. He actually visits the Middle-East in his quest, showing us a glimpse of some amazing scenery in the process. I found the film interesting and worth watching~and there is nothing worse than, (or even as bad) as documentaries about other religions.
The fact that one group of people is allowed to threaten violence and force a program like this to be pulled from viewing is a very dangerous and ugly precedent. Documentaries on Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and every other belief are presented on a regular basis~some are just plain ugly and vicious. This film is none of those things. When we, as free people are prevented from honest examination and discussion of our world and its history it is time to take stock of where we are headed! Kudos to Mr. Holland and Shame to Channel 4 for submitting to barbarians and terror tactics. I Highly Recommend Watching the Film while it is available.
* Thanks to Blazing Cat Fur for posting the film