If you have Sky TV, you should be able to see a CNN 3–part TV documentary called God’s Warriors starting at 8pm on Wednesday 22 August, narrated by CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour.
The preview by Sloan Freer in The Observer says:
‘When piety meets politics it can be a volatile mix.’ So says CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour in one of the understatements of the year. Because, as she goes on to explore in this thought-provoking new documentary, the religious fervour now creeping into politics, culture and public life across the globe is fuelling a disturbing thirst for bloodshed and extremism, from assassinations to suicide martyrdom. During six hours of in-depth reporting – split over three consecutive nights – Amanpour uses interviews with the likes of former US president Jimmy Carter and Israeli president Shimon Perez to reveal how radical followers of Christianity, Islam and Judaism are prepared to go to any lengths to use religion to transform contemporary society. Beginning tonight (22 August) with Jewish Warriors, it’s a quality piece of investigative journalism that sheds valuable light on the unsettling reality of the modern world.
If, like me, you don’t have Sky, you can still see videos and reports on the CNN website, but you’ll need broadband and a media player.