Makers defend Islam movie criticized by NYC mayor (AP)

26 Jan

Makers defend Islam movie criticized by NYC mayor
Jan. 25, 2012 7:46 PM ET (AP)


The makers of a documentary on radical Islam are defending their work after Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized the showing of it where police officers were gathered.

The conservative Clarion Fund said Wednesday its movie, “The Third Jihad,” accurately describes the Muslim terrorist threat. It said police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was fully aware of the film’s focus when he agreed to be interviewed for it in 2007.

Muslim groups have complained that the movie paints them as terrorists and encourages Americans to distrust even moderate Muslim organizations.

The film’s producer, Raphael Shore, said in a written statement, “Those that have blasted the film are attempting to stifle an important debate about the internal state of the Muslim community in America, and whether politicized Islam and indoctrination pose tangible security threats.”

On Tuesday, Bloomberg said New



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