By David Edenden:Christian History Corner: The Day the Ransoming Began
I think that you should make a movie of the Miss Stone Affair. It would be interesting in today's paranoid anti-Muslim culture since we have "terrorist Christians" battling a lawful Muslim government. Could put the "war on terror" on its head.
Jane Fonda (Dick and Jane remember?) could play Miss Stone. Jane is a "born again Christian" but also an anti-imperialist. Pitch: What right does she, as an American have to convert Orthodox Macedonian Christians to Protestant Christian. Get Antonio Banderas to play Yane Sandaski. He looks like my cousin, therefore, he looks Macedonian!
A gripping new book details the first American missionary hostage crisis,
over 100 years ago. By Chris Armstrong | posted 05/23/2003
On September 3, 1901, Macedonian guerillas captured an American missionary named Ellen Stone and her traveling companions and dragged them into the mountains of their Turkish-controlled Balkan province. From the moment during the abduction when the revolutionaries brutally killed a Muslim trader who wandered onto the scene, things looked bad for Miss Stone and her party.