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Jews want Gibson out of biblical movie

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London: A Jewish rights group has urged Hollywood studio bosses to axe actor Mel Gibson from a proposed biblical drama about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

Contactmusic.com reports that the Anti-Defamation League feels Gibson does not have “respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views”.

“As a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty, Judah Maccabee deserves better,” the group said.

“It would be a travesty to have the story of the Maccabees told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views.”

Gibson, 55, is collaborating with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas to tell the story of the Jewish warrior who defeated the Greek-Syrian armies in the 2nd century BC and inspired the Hanukkah celebration. (IANS)

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