A new film warns bleakly but dramatically that Islam has all but taken over Europe, and that radical Islam threatens to do the same in the United States.
The Third Jihad paints a dramatic picture, brushstroke by shocking brushstroke, depicting the non-violent methods by which radical Islam seeks to fulfill its goal of nothing short than conquering the world and establishing “the global Islamic state.” This is the goal set by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad, Lebanese Islamists on Al-Jazeera TV, Jordanian Sheikh Ali Ali-Faqir and Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal on Al-Aqsa TV in Hamas-run Gaza [they also appear in the movie], and countless other Islamic leaders.
The Third Jihad was released earlier this year by The Clarion Fund, the producers of another documentary film, Obsession. However, explains Alex Traiman of Clarion, “Obsession – which was viewed by over 30 million Americans – deals with the threat of Islamic terrorism, while the current film focuses more on the multifaceted strategy of non-violent, cultural jihad by which the radical Islamists actively seek to undermine and take over the American way of life.”
The 70-minute film is narrated by a devout Muslim American, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, and opens with the following statement: “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. This film is about them.”
In honor of the 8th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks in the United States, the full feature-length documentary - produced by Rabbi Raphael Shore -- is being made available to the public for free online viewing. Regularly priced at $19.95, the film is available for free streaming in its entirety until Tuesday, September 15, on the film's official website: www.TheThirdJihad.com.
Among the more frightening remarks made by many of the scholars and experts who appear in the film are these:
“If I had to sum up my message to the Americans in two words, I would say: Wake up.” – Bernard Lewis, renowned British-American historian at Princeton University who specializes in the history of Islam and the interaction between Islam and the West.
“Islamicism is like cancer; you either defeat it or it will defeat you... The real war is not against a bunch of terrorists, but rather of the values of democracy and freedom against the values of barbarism.”– Dr. Tawfiq Hamid, a former Islamic-Egyptian extremist who has come to recognize the threat of radical Islam and the need for reformation.
‘Islam is coming to America the same way Christianity came to Rome... whether they like it or not. We talk about the Islamic State of North America by 2050... The people of Hamas and Hizbullah are good people; they don’t deserve condemnation, they do good things.” - Imam Abdul Musa of Washington, D.C.
“The battleground is that of ideas and ideologies, but the West hasn’t even woken up to the fact that this battleground exists.” – Melanie Phillips, Daily Mail columnist and author of Londonistan.
On the backdrop of a scene of a mother who proudly sent off three of her sons on suicide missions and said she would be willing to sacrifice even 100 of her children: “When you have Muslims who are willing to kill their own children and wrap a bomb around them, what prevents them from killing my children? Or from killing millions of children of other people?” - Manda Zand Ervin, Founder and President of Alliance of Iranian Women
Speaking with IsraelNationalRadio’s Yishai Fleisher, Traiman explained several aspects of the cultural jihad, including the zeroing-in on American sensitivity to freedom of religion and speech:
“They wage what we call ‘lawfare’ to sue people who use their own freedom of speech to complain against Islamists, essentially frightening them into shutting their mouths and allowing the Islamists to prevent them from doing anything they consider ‘offensive’ to Islam...
"They also spend millions of dollars in endowing university chairs – and they choose their universities very carefully. They choose those known as Title Six universities, such as Harvard and Georgetown, which receive federal funding to recommend school curricula and textbooks around the country. In other words, these Islamists have a strong say in what American children learn in public schools, using textbooks they choose. These books often have factual inaccuracies about the Middle East, and ‘whitewash’ what’s going on in the Middle East, such as calling jihad a ‘personal war,’ as opposed to its true definition as ‘holy war.’”
Another method is prison recruitment. In New York State, for instance, where 1% of the population is Muslim, 18% of the prison inmates are now Muslim – many of them newly-converted while in jail.
Narrator Dr. Jasser concluded with some practical things that Americans can still do to ward off the threat – though some may argue as to how practical these really are. His ideas:
- We have to get involved and be part of the solution.
- We have to educate ourselves, and others.
- We need to find an alternative to oil and stop the petrodollar spread of radical Islam.
- We must insist that the media tell the full story.
- We must demand an end to the incitement of children, and demand human rights and freedom for the citizens of Islamic countries.
- We must ask that Muslims and their leaders take a stand against Sharia [Islamic religious law] replacing Western law.
- And we have to support leaders that stand up to radical Islam. We will win this, if enough people stand up.