What a suprise, if it isn't the arabs, it's the jews.Journalists appeared "mildly shell-shocked" after a screening of Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion, said the BBC's David Willis.
The film about the crucifixion of Jesus has already drawn comments over its highly violent nature.
Mr Willis told BBC Radio Five Live the film was a "harrowing portrayal" and it was definitely not for the squeamish.
But he said the violent scenes appeared to be justified because of the religious tone of the film.
Gibson has directed The Passion of the Christ as a personal project, investing $15m of his own money in to it.
Before showing it to journalists he screened it to many church leaders and Christian groups, including TV evangelists, to help market the film by word of mouth.
But Jewish groups have accused the film of provoking anti-Semitism saying it blames the crucifixion of Christ entirely on the Jews.
Jewish group the Anti-Defamation League is pressing for a post-script reminder to be added to the film along the lines of "Jesus died for the sins of all men".
Mr Willis said some Christian groups had called it the "greatest recruiting tool" for the faith, with one evangelist saying it would help spread the word.
The Passion of the Christ is released in the US on 25 February, Ash Wednesday, and in the UK on 26 March.
Telegraph critic John Hiscock wrote that there is "little respite" from violence in the film, questioning if adults would be able to endure the bloody scenes.
Now they are crying anti-Semitism over actual events portrayed in the bible?
Why can't they just shut the f*ck up and just get on with life like the rest of us? Crikey.
It's only a film boys and girls.