|Directed by:||Wayne Kopping||Rating:||TV-14|
|Release Date:||2008||Running Time:||72 min|
|Language:||Persian, Arabic, & English with English subtitles||Genre:||Documentary|
The Third Jihad explores the existence of radical Islam in America and the emerging risk that this “homegrown jihad” poses to national security, western liberties and the “American way of life.”
The film, which is narrated by devout Muslim American Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, 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.”
The documentary contains excerpts of speeches given by various Islamic organizations and terrorist groups; it includes interviews with government officials, interspersed with footage of terrorist attacks, human rights violations, and growing support of internal jihadist movements. The Third Jihad introduces the concept of “cultural jihad” as a means to infiltrate and undermine our society from within.