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'Protection squad' for Gibson's Jesus (Security detail hired for James Caviezel)
World Net Daily ^ | 3-8-04

Posted on 03/08/2004 2:26:43 PM PST by truthandlife

James Caviezel, who plays Jesus in Mel Gibson's blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," has reportedly been assigned a security detail to protect him.

"There are some crazy people out there and everything is being done to protect Mel and Jim from physical attack," a source close to executives of Newmarket Films told the London Express.

The paper said Caviezel, a devout Catholic, was being guarded by a "protection squad" amid fears of attacks by "religious fanatics."

According to the report, a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a New York street. Charges of anti-Semitism dogged the filmmaker for months prior to the movie's Feb. 25 opening.

The Express reports Caviezel, 35, and his wife, Kerri, are protected whenever they leave home. Studio executives reportedly are concerned the film's principal figures could be targets for assassination.

Caviezel, who has 20 movies to his credit, told the London paper: "Sadly, any threats have to be taken seriously. It seems a terrible irony to me that this movie has spawned anger and violence. The idea that actors need minders because they portray a man whose mission was to spread the love of God is awful."

As of yesterday, "The Passion of the Christ" had taken in $213,888,740 in U.S. ticket sales and likely is on its way to becoming the highest grossing R-rated film in history.


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KEYWORDS: bodyguard; caviezel; gibson; jesus; passion
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1 posted on 03/08/2004 2:26:43 PM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
This is amazing. The people who decry anti-semitism feel free to practice hate. I guess that proves they are liberals.
2 posted on 03/08/2004 2:28:11 PM PST by Dataman
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To: truthandlife
According to the report, a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a New York street.

Wow, when did this happen?

3 posted on 03/08/2004 2:30:00 PM PST by mware
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To: truthandlife
According to the report, a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a New York street.

Hypocrites! BTW, where in NEW YORK do you go to buy a bucket of lamb's blood? Not to a Greek restaurant.

4 posted on 03/08/2004 2:31:06 PM PST by Dataman
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To: truthandlife
was being guarded by a "protection squad"

Uh, I wonder how many in the squad?

5 posted on 03/08/2004 2:32:54 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: truthandlife
Well, here are the "hate crimes."

Nothing reported in the mainstream press about it, of course. Wouldn't want to get those knuckledragging violent abusive Christians in an uproar....
6 posted on 03/08/2004 2:32:55 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: truthandlife
According to the report, a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a New York street.

Anti-Semitism bad, anti-Christianism good.

7 posted on 03/08/2004 2:34:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: Dataman
This is amazing. The people who decry anti-semitism feel free to practice hate. I guess that proves they are liberals.

Well said. Somehow I'm not surprised. Just disappointed. It seems certain hatreds are fashionable and even protected. And not hatreds at all, we know this because, after all, the Liberals tell us so and they think know we all are better off because they do. Barf.

8 posted on 03/08/2004 2:35:00 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: truthandlife
We live in a very sick world.
9 posted on 03/08/2004 2:35:08 PM PST by AAABEST (<a href="http://www.angelqueen.org">Traditional Catholicism is Back and Growing</a>)
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To: truthandlife
A couple of the detail are fishermen moonlighting during the off season.
10 posted on 03/08/2004 2:35:16 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: sfRummygirl; Qwinn
I wonder when the "usual suspects" will show up for this one....
11 posted on 03/08/2004 2:35:17 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Petronski
Ping!!
12 posted on 03/08/2004 2:35:33 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: truthandlife
a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a New York street.

When did this happen, what street was it and why wasn't it posted here?

14 posted on 03/08/2004 2:36:58 PM PST by Alouette (Arur Haman! Baruch Mordechai! Barucha Esther! V'gam Charvonah zachur l'tov!)
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To: truthandlife
guess the critics were almost right....the movie of the crucifiction of Jesus...has incited violence
all right...but not against Jews...

Guess it was a pre-emptive strike against potential anti semites by the ADL thanks to their amazing ability to read Chrisitan's minds?

The Unoffical Office of Pre-Crime

For all anyone knows it might be Muslims or their sympathizers trying to stir up trouble between
believing pro Israeli Jews and their Evangelical friends and allies...
15 posted on 03/08/2004 2:37:24 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: truthandlife
This is just so sad. :(
16 posted on 03/08/2004 2:37:38 PM PST by CathyRyan
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To: truthandlife
Pray for these guys.
17 posted on 03/08/2004 2:38:55 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (The Gospel is not a hate crime.)
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To: fortunecookie; BibChr; bondserv; Aquinasfan
certain hatreds are fashionable and even protected

Has anyone ever seen this kind of hatred acted out in America against the "religion of peace" ???

Just one more reason why Jesus is genuine and Mohammed is fake.

18 posted on 03/08/2004 2:39:39 PM PST by Dataman
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To: truthandlife; JohnHuang2; toddst; Dataman; sola gracia; George Frm Br00klyn Park; JenB; Jerry_M; ...
'Passion' ping
19 posted on 03/08/2004 2:39:47 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife
According to the report, a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a New York street.

Well, Abe Foxman always said "The Passion of the Christ" would inspire hatred in unstable folks (it just didn't occur to him they might be the people who hated Mel's movie). I wonder why this blood-throwing incident didn't get more publicity. There must have been a hundred stories about that minister who posted the "Jews-Killed-Christ" sign.

I also suspect that Gibson and Icon (and maybe even Gibson's secluded Malibu Church) have already been the targets of numereous threats and perhaps vanalism. Usually though no mention of this sort of thing ever gets in the papers for fear of inspiring even more copy-cat attacks. I wonder if any pro-Passion websites have been hacked.

20 posted on 03/08/2004 2:41:35 PM PST by DentsRun
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To: billorites
A couple of the detail are fishermen moonlighting during the off season.

Yes indeed. One was a bearded character with a short sword.

21 posted on 03/08/2004 2:41:41 PM PST by Dataman
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To: billorites
Uh, I wonder how many in the squad?

Twelve ... but one of them is a traitor.

22 posted on 03/08/2004 2:41:50 PM PST by Campion (This is dry humor. If you don't like it, spray your monitor with water immediately.)
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To: Alouette
this is shameful, the jails are full of vicious and violent jews. when the crime rate goes up, you can be sure the jews are the perps.

if this did occur to cavaziel or mel it's absolutely shameful, but i live in NY and haven't heard about it. could it be an urban legend?
23 posted on 03/08/2004 2:45:17 PM PST by contessa machiaveli
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To: Alouette
When did this happen, what street was it and why wasn't it posted here?

Because it happened to a Catholic. On the other hand, if someone had dumped blood on Abe Foxman...

24 posted on 03/08/2004 2:50:45 PM PST by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: truthandlife
Huh. I did hear something about irresponsible statements leading to violence, and calls for shame and censorship. But I'm pretty sure this wasn't the persecution the media were loudly predicting.

Paging Abe Foxman - the viscious hate monger you loudly condemn is staring back at you in the mirror when you shave.

25 posted on 03/08/2004 2:50:52 PM PST by Snuffington
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To: presidio9
Because it happened to a Catholic.

You think Hannity would have mentioned it on his show.

26 posted on 03/08/2004 2:53:37 PM PST by Alouette (Arur Haman! Baruch Mordechai! Barucha Esther! V'gam Charvonah zachur l'tov!)
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To: isthisnickcool
Seriously, I don't believe there is some gang of marauding guys in funny hats and hair stalking Gibson and Co. Other than Abe Foxman and the ADL who made a huge deal out of The Passion so they could generate more donations to ADL.

I haven't seen too many Orthodox Jews protesting this movie. Most of the critics are secular Jews, who much like secular Christians, hate the movie for the pious feelings it might arouse.
27 posted on 03/08/2004 2:56:25 PM PST by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment NOW!)
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To: Dataman
BTW, where in NEW YORK do you go to buy a bucket of lamb's blood?

At the "Mutton for Punishment" shop.

28 posted on 03/08/2004 2:59:21 PM PST by N. Theknow (John Kerry is nothing more than Ted Kennedy without a dead girl in the car.)
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To: Alouette
It was
29 posted on 03/08/2004 3:02:11 PM PST by scan58
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To: Alouette
Still doesn't show it's truth, btw. Just that dead was listening to the radio and heard something about it.
30 posted on 03/08/2004 3:04:51 PM PST by scan58
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To: truthandlife
Religious fanatics?
31 posted on 03/08/2004 3:06:12 PM PST by freekitty
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Will do.
32 posted on 03/08/2004 3:07:28 PM PST by k2blader (Some folks should worry less about how conservatives vote and more about how to advance conservatism)
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To: truthandlife
Well, isn't that special...
33 posted on 03/08/2004 3:08:28 PM PST by wimpycat ("Black holes are where God divided by zero.")
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To: Alouette
Somehow I doubt it was really a "bucket" of lamb's blood.
34 posted on 03/08/2004 3:10:17 PM PST by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: k2blader
Me too.
35 posted on 03/08/2004 3:14:50 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (The Gospel is not a hate crime.)
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To: Shermy
hmmm.
36 posted on 03/08/2004 3:20:50 PM PST by ambrose ("John Kerry has blood of American soldiers on his hands" - Lt. Col. Oliver North)
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To: ambrose
Danger from protestors? This actor was the one struck by lightning.

Anyway, it jibes with Mel's well-honed persecution complex.

He's a brilliant showman, he should be a Hollywood executive. There's an opening at Disney reportedly.
37 posted on 03/08/2004 3:34:17 PM PST by Shermy
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To: truthandlife
Sad truly sad. I wonder why things like this must go on?
38 posted on 03/08/2004 3:36:49 PM PST by Tempest (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="miserable_failure">)
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To: joesnuffy
Your observations are rather true. The movie the Passions of the Christ hasn't appeared to of incited any anti-semetic sentiments but it sure has stirred a lot of anti-christian fervor. Rahther ironic I must say.
39 posted on 03/08/2004 3:38:54 PM PST by Tempest (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="miserable_failure">)
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To: N. Theknow
that was hysterical. outstanding.
40 posted on 03/08/2004 3:40:20 PM PST by Askel5
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To: truthandlife
Good Heavens
41 posted on 03/08/2004 3:41:10 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: truthandlife; Alouette
I live in New York City and you'd think I would have heard something about Mel Gibson being covered in blood by protesters. I don't know how reliable the London Express is as a source, or if the story was embellished at World Net Daily, but this just doesn't sound like something that really happened (or really happened *as described*).
42 posted on 03/08/2004 4:42:39 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: N. Theknow
"Mutton for Punishment". OMG that was funny.
43 posted on 03/08/2004 4:44:05 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: truthandlife
There's something a little bit too convenient about this. I truly hope this wasn't set up from the Gibson camp. I can't imagine this happening from the Jewish Community. Words, yes...attacking the actors? Come on.
44 posted on 03/08/2004 4:47:20 PM PST by Hildy (A kiss is the unborn child knocking at the door.)
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To: Tempest
It is ironic, but it shouldn't be, at least for Christians. Jesus said we would be hated because of our love for Him, and the early believers regularly faced persection and even death.

The same occurs today, from Christophobes in America, to ChiComs persecuting house church Christians in China, to Muslims enslaving and murdering thousands of Christians in Africa (and countless other examples). Liberals and other Christophobes probably enjoy the bloodletting--as long as it is Christian blood.

BTW, David Barrett, one of the most respected of researchers concerning worldwide Christianity has said that as many as 200,000 Christians a year are martyred for their faith. Somehow Reuters manages to miss those stories, and Abe Foxman doesn't lose a bit of sleep over it.

45 posted on 03/08/2004 4:47:21 PM PST by twntaipan (Liberalism: The Rot on the Dung Heap of Humanity)
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To: Alouette
I agree with you. I want corroborating information to back this story. The last thing I want is to libel someone for something that didn't happen.
46 posted on 03/08/2004 4:51:03 PM PST by mware
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To: isthisnickcool
Idiot alet, if it don't get pulled.

Poster is "isthisnickcool"

Point is that FR haters mine this place for such spew.

47 posted on 03/08/2004 4:52:57 PM PST by don-o
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To: Dataman
This is amazing. The people who decry anti-semitism feel free to practice hate. I guess that proves they are liberals.

That's it. Thinking isn't their forte.

48 posted on 03/08/2004 4:54:30 PM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: truthandlife
Sean Hannity announced on his radio show this afternoon that he will be having Mel Gibson on his show sometime in the future. Maybe he can ask him about this story.
49 posted on 03/08/2004 4:55:08 PM PST by mware
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To: isthisnickcool
JOOS RAMPAGE AFTER NOT SEEING GIBSON MOVIE!!

Dime dropped on this mess.

50 posted on 03/08/2004 4:57:26 PM PST by don-o
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