From the BBC, with thanks to Dr JDJ:
Two Arabic actors starring in a Hollywood film about the Crusades say it will improve Western understanding of Muslim world.
Kingdom of Heaven depicts a 12th century Muslim-Christian battle for Jerusalem during the Third Crusade.
Syrian actor Ghassan Massoud, who plays the Muslim leader Saladin, said the film would not reinforce old stereotypes as some had feared….
Massoud also said Kingdom of Heaven would show the US the benefits of diplomacy over war in resolving Middle East crises.
“Saladin fights battles, but he also enters into dialogue. We want to show that dialogue can be much better than war,” he said.
“Today, America has overwhelming force but it is as if they don’t want to build a dialogue.”
I wonder if Ridley Scott knows what a hudna is, and knows that “dialogue” to a jihadist is just a means for him to gather strength to fight again more effectively.
Anyway, for the real story of the Crusades, watch for my forthcoming book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades (Regnery).