Friday, July 11, 2008

Clash of the Worlds Documentary

PART ONE - Mutiny
This documentary explores how past conflicts between a Christian West and Islam can help explain more recent violence. In the next three weeks this series looks at three great clashes between a Christian British Empire and Islam: the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Mahdi uprising in 1880s Sudan and the creation of the state of Israel in the first half of the twentieth century. The first programme tells the story of the Indian uprising in which both sides committed atrocities in the name of their faiths.

PART TWO - Sudan
This week’s programme tells the story of the Mahdi, a self-proclaimed Muslim redeemer in the Sudan who took on the might of the British empire and its Christian hero, General Charles Gordon. The British went to great lengths to destroy him and his followers, but his story continues to inspire modern day militants.

PART THREE - Palestine
Decisions made by the British rulers of Palestine ninety years ago have wreaked damage that continues today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who said that the British were benevolent ? Utterly ludicrous ! Those were not just decisions, they were the same old tactics of 'divide and rule' polciy that the imperialist countries implemented in almost all the colonies they ruled.