Nearly 1,500 NYC Cops Were Shown “Wacky” Anti-Muslim Terrorist Film


Nearly 1,500 New York City police officers were shown “The Third Jihad,” a film warning of Muslim terrorists, says the New York Times. The police department offers no apology for aggressively spying on Muslim groups and says it has ferreted out terror plots. City Council members, civil rights advocates, and Muslim leaders say the department has trampled on civil rights, blurred lines between foreign and domestic spying ,and sown fear among Muslims.

Said Faiza Patel of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, which learned of the extensive showings through a Freedom of Information request, “The police have shown an explosive documentary to its officers and simply stonewalled us.” A film clip of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly appears in the film, but a Kelly spokesman, who had called the film “wacky,” said the commissioner has not asked the filmmakers to remove him from its Web site or to clarify that he had not cooperated with them.

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