“It is a film with no historic context because it is all about today. As usual, Scott attempts to import a confused liberal’s wish fulfilment into history. But along the way what Hollywood actually gets is what it always sells: a vindication of the American Dream, which, in this instance, provides a fig leaf for pre-emptive democracy building.”
Merryl Wyn Davies reviews “Kingdom of Heaven”.
Robert Spencer, however, denounces it as “a dream movie for those guilt-ridden creatures who believe that all the trouble between the Islamic world and the West has been caused by Western imperialism, racism, and colonialism, and that the glorious paradigm of Islamic tolerance, which was once a beacon to the world, could be reestablished if only the nasty white men of America and Europe would back off”.
Update: Spencer denounces what he calls “the dhimmi Merryl Wyn Davies piece” – evidently oblivious to the fact that Merryl Wyn Davies is a Muslim.