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February 17, 2004
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Mel Gibson denied he is anti-Semitic and insisted his new movie does not blame the Jews for Jesus’ crucifixion. Gibson, in an interview with Diane Sawyer on the ABC News show “Primetime Special Edition,” which was set to air Monday night, said “The Passion of the Christ” echoes his belief that “we all” are responsible for the death of Jesus. “To be anti-Semitic is a sin,” he told Sawyer. “To be anti-Semitic is to be un-Christian, and I’m not.”

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