The Third Jihad is a documentary film narrated by Dr. Zhudi Jasser, a former Lt. Commander in the US Navy and a medical doctor, who has made it his mission in life to identify and challenge the radical Islamists who are undermining the religion of Islam. In the film, he declares: “As a devout Muslim I saw it as my responsibility to expose the radicals. I resented that they were exploiting the religion I love.”
After 9/11, Jasser was disheartened that there were very few Muslims condemning Osama bin Laden and in fact, there were many Muslim leaders in the US who were defending and supporting radical Islamists. Therefore, Jasser founded the American Islamic Forum for Democracy to defend American values, promote the separation of mosque and state, and expose the Islamist agenda behind certain influential Muslim organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Jasser’s documentary was recently shown by the New York City Police Department to over 1,400 police officers undergoing counter-terrorism training. That practice was halted by Mayor Bloomberg who called the showing of the film “terrible judgment.” The politically correct forces of the liberal media (New York Times in particular) and the CAIR pr machine forced the mayor’s hand. It is ironic that CAIR, labeled an unindicted co-conspirator by the Justice Department in a terrorist trial, renounced by the FBI, and linked to Hamas, would have sway over anyone. Hypocritically, CAIR claimed that the documentary “defiled our faith and misrepresented everything we stood for.”
Jeff Jacoby, an op-ed writer for the Boston Globe, in his recent article called A Second Look at “The Third Jihad,” exclaimed this about the documentary: “Far from being an indiscriminate attack on Islam or Muslims, The Third Jihad consistently distinguishes between Islam's peaceful, moderate mainstream and the totalitarian jihadists who seek a global Islamic theocracy. The documentary's opening lines are unambiguous: ‘This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims are radical.’ ”
If you really want to know about the dangers our moral western civilization faces and has been grappling with for hundreds of years, watch this insightful and comprehensive documentary (URL posted below) and pay particular attention to what we must do as noted at the end of the film. If you want to pretend that the Islamic jihadic threat does not exist, then ignore it, walk away, and call it Islamophobic. To know your enemy is the first step in combating him. To appease or disregard your enemy’s evil intent and actions is to slowly but surely hasten your own demise. Ancient Rome found that out the hard way, and 1930s Europe discovered it as well. Will Europeans and Americans continue to keep their heads in the sand when it comes to our common enemy? It will take many more heroes like Dr. Jasser and the producers of The Third Jihad to jolt us out of our politically correct and lethal sleep. Let’s hope and pray that they emerge and soon.