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Muslim groups: 'Third Jihad' should cost NYC commissioner his job
Groups are also calling for Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne to resign.
January 27th, 2012
10:39 AM ET

Muslim groups: 'Third Jihad' should cost NYC commissioner his job

New York (CNN) - Two prominent Muslim civil liberties groups called for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to resign on Thursday because of his participation in a film that they say paints all Muslims as terrorists.

"Involvement with 'Third Jihad' sends a clear message that the NYPD's dealings with New York's diverse Muslim communities are based on bigotry and blanket suspicion," the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) stated in a press release.

Muslim activists say "The Third Jihad," a documentary about radical Islam, vilifies the American Muslim community and teaches police officers to suspect Muslims as terrorists.

Muslim activists are also calling for Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne to resign, saying that he first denied and only later admitted that Kelly was interviewed for the film.

"They were not telling the truth about their involvement in the propaganda film against Muslims," said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), adding that New York "deserves people they trust who do not discriminate against people."

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  1. rhodmj

    I had a friend who is Moslem. One day as we chatted, I asked him if I were to convert to Islam and change my mind and convert back what would be his reaction. He told me that he would have to kill me. I asked him if he were kidding and he told me that by rejecting Islam I would be making the statement that all they beleve is untrue and this must be punished by death. Islam is a brutal religion

    February 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dangerous Radical

    Islam is just as biggoted and intolerant. So Why exactly do they expect?

    February 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caiha

      Indeed, respect is a two way street, and every Islamic person I've met (and yes, I've met quite a few) had nothing but condescension and arrogance towards western culture. Mind, I wasn't arguing, and all I did was listen to what they had to say... and what I heard is the kind of arrogance and rationalizations you hear villains saying in the movies, except that unlike the actors, they actually meant it. Respect is a two way street. Don't expect to be respected or trusted 'til you're willing to return it in kind.

      February 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. roger rabbit

    Canada applauds the chief. It is about time muslims that live in the West stop being crybabies. Many muslims are terrorists, their religion is political more than it is religious in nature. So-called "normal" muslims do nothing to curb their violent terrorist brothers. Even when living in the West they continue their barbaric practices of honor killings , subjugation of women etc. The chief is right. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck...it most likely is a duck...and treat it like a duck.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GrouchyKat

    What happened to Freedom of Speech? I really hope NYC doesn't cave to pressure because the chief spoke his mind.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |