AMATEUR HOUR  3:30 pm January 24, 2012

NYPD Trained Police Force With Endlessly Looping Anti-Muslim Film

by Liz Colville

two middle fingers up

A terrible documentary film called “The Third Jihad,” allegedly bestowed upon the New York Police Department by someone at the Department of Homeland Security, was used to “train” new policepersons, was apparently put “on a continuous loop” at NYPD HQ, and was viewed by nearly 1,500 officers in total during its run, which began in 2010. The film was created by the Clarion Fund, which put out another awful anti-Muslim film called “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West” prior to the 2008 election. The new one is filled with similarly violent imagery like deadly shootings and car bombs, and depicts an Islamic flag flying at the White House. “This is the true agenda of much of Islam in America,” a voiceover says. “A strategy to infiltrate and dominate America.”

The Village Voice was the first to break the news of the film last year, after which an NYPD spokesperson denied that the film had been used (or viewed) as widely as claimed, and added the film was eventually “reviewed” and found to be “inappropriate” for training purposes.

Now, police documents show that the film was actually shown “on a continuous loop” for as long as a year.

Of course, the Clarion Fund sounds like something that would be connected to Newt Gingrich, and it kind of is. Gingrich’s big new super PAC donor, the casino fat cat Sheldon Adelson, has also supported the Clarion Fund. Clarion doesn’t often rake in that much cash, but the New York Times found that in 2008, the year “Obsession” was released, the fund’s cash jumped to more than $18 million from the more typical $1 million or so it gathers annually.

The film is full of fear-mongering narration, such as:

Americans are being told that many of the mainstream Muslim groups are also moderate, when in fact if you look a little closer, you’ll see a very different reality. One of their primary tactics is deception.

How the video got to the NYPD and why it was authorized, and then downplayed, is now in question. The Times reports that someone from the DHS “handed” the DVD to someone in the NYPD at the start of 2010. But “a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said it was never used in its curriculum, and might have come from a contractor.”

Contractors. Of course. Those theoretically good-for-the-economy but usually good-for-NOTHING-AT-ALL rebels. [New York Times via Talking Points Memo]

 
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privatejoker77 January 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Gotta keep funding Isreal, doncha know?

Negropolis January 25, 2012 at 3:58 am

So, that's what the kids are calling "keep fuckin' that chicken" these days.

The more you know.

memzilla January 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

"… many of the mainstream Muslim groups are also moderate, when in fact… one of their primary tactics is deception."

This is different from Rethuglicans… how?

nounverb911 January 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

"We have met the enemy and they is us." works here too, also.

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

DOH, I could have sworn I read all the earlier posts before I posted similar below>

nounverb911 January 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

OT: How did Pdog Jr make out in the great Seattle blizzard of 2012? Is his power back on yet?

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Haven't heard from him, but his housemate was posting on Facebook last night, so they have cable at least.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

The youngest?

hagajim January 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Rethugs don't try to deceive anyone, they just try to scare the shit outta them.

Generation[redacted] January 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

"Their primary tactics is deception. Deception and fear. Their two primary tactics are deception, fear, and a fanatical devotion to the caliphate. Three! Wait, okay… Among their primary tactics is the following…"

bikerlaureate January 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm

"Deception" sorta implies comprehension of truth.

nounverb911 January 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Was it nominated for an Academy Award?

nounverb911 January 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Sounds better than an endless loop of Pam Geller.

Tundra Grifter January 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

nonverb911:

Actually, to me it sounds just like Pam Geller. Or fingernails on a blackboard.

Is she Uri's sister?

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

How could you tell the difference?

YouBetcha January 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Oh look, wingnut wank material. Get out the lube!

Man0nTheStreet January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

and add ground glass to it…

Monsieur_Grumpe January 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The Clarion Fund's next movie sounds even better. Iranium!
http://www.iraniumthemovie.com/

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Jesus these people make me feel sick and dirty.

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

depicts an Islamic flag flying at the White House

I'm checking to see if Barry is wearing his Islamic flag pin tonight at the SOTU address.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Don't forget to instantly alert the Wonketz Anti-Jihadi Oppression Squad.

CliveWarren January 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Seems like the muslin anti-pork stance has upset the pigs.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

You'd think the fuckers would be grateful.

DerrickWildcat January 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I work with an Indian guy and he seems pretty nice.

nounverb911 January 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Is he from Indiana?

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Did he deport himself from Oklahoma?

Tundra Grifter January 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

If you exchange Christmas presents does that make him an Indian Giver?

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

He's probly seen your pitchers of birds 'n shit. I'd be nice to you too, just for those.

ps: Also baby goats. Very big with Indians.

elviouslyqueer January 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Dot or feather?

Man0nTheStreet January 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Please! They prefer "Casino or Tech-support".

Fare la Volpe January 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Yes.

Schmannnity January 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Featuring an interview with "Imam Abdul Alim Musa
Islamic Inst. of Counter-Zionist American Psychological Warfare "

Oooh very deceptive.

Man0nTheStreet January 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

"Imam Abdul Alim Musa" -> Glenn Beck's porn-name

doloras January 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Also known as the guy who owns the local 7-11, whom we dressed up in a scary headdress for the occasion.

SudsMcKenzie January 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I lost interest halfway through the Second Jihad.

veritass January 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Just replace that Islam flag with a confederate flag donning golden dollar signs and the words Muslim or Islam with "right wing christians" and voilà, inaccuracies corrected.

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

"Americans are being told that many of the mainstream Muslim groups are also moderate, when in fact if you look a little closer, you’ll see a very different reality. One of their primary tactics is deception."

The Republiklan Party is Muslim???

jus_wonderin January 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Will they use those pink furry handcuffs? Cuz those are just precious.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Now you've got me *quivering* to be arrested by these studly doods.

DaRooster January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

"One of their primary tactics is deception."

What a strange tactic…

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

It's only "deception" when OTHER people do it. When WE do it, it's called "stategery," or "psy-ops" or "self-defense."

BaldarTFlagass January 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

NO ONE expects the Zionist Imposition!!

Goonemeritus January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Nice to know hate and bigotry are still profitable in a down economy.

Man0nTheStreet January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Did the film open with a lisping voice-over from the Giuliani 2008 campaign coordinator?

memzilla January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Dashboard Buddha January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Years ago, we had an incompetent English teacher at the alt-ed where I taught. Unfortunately we had to share a room. One of classes she "taught" was Literature in the Movies (or something like it). Things went along ok at first and actually got to watch some good films while I graded papers during my break. However, the thought the class wasn't edgy enough so she showed the "Patriot" with Mel Gibson. Hmmmm, I didn't know that was a book first. Then…then she showed "American History X" What the everloving fuck? It took me 1/10th of one second to know that this was hardly an appropriate movie for our students (maybe…maybe in a social studies class…with parental permission). But, as I said, she was incompetent and probably masturbated repeatedly to the prison rape scene.

Given that, it took the NYPD a year to figure out their movie was in appropriate?

memzilla January 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

No, it took a year for it to be exposed, and about five seconds for the NYPD to say that it was shocked, shocked I say. But you already knew that.

Dashboard Buddha January 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

huh…I wonder why that got deleted. I accidentally double posted it when my browser hung up…maybe we deleted the two at the same time?

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Intense Debate has never been the same since we started liveblogging the Intense Republiklan Debates.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

The fact that it lasted long enough for someone else to read and post a response to it might tend to indicate that you initiated the action to delete it. Usually when the adminbot zots your comment, it happens right away. Instead of your comment, you see "This yadayadayada administrator."

CliveWarren January 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

“Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West”

Starring Kiefer Sutherland.

And exactly whose obsession are we talking about here?

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I know what I'm checking off in all the boxes in Academy poll at work.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Santorum?

MissTaken January 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I always hated those commercials

OBSESSION
From Clarion Fund

BaldarTFlagass January 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Is Calvin Klein Jewish?

nounverb911 January 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Yes. He and Ralph Lipshitz Lauren used to sell ties together at the Brooks Brothers on Madison Avenue.

Tundra Grifter January 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

MissTaken:

You beat me to it! I do remember when all the gay guys in SF loved to wear "Charlie."

And when Opium came out.

My wife still likes Obsession. Like I could afford it…

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Does your wife wear any perfume, though?

102415 January 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I still wear the Opium in the Winter mostly. I love it. Charlie? Not so much. Chanel No.5 is good in the Spring.

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

NYPD racists? Man, next you'll tell me the Hudson is polluted.

Extemporanus January 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

It's funny how the coloreds of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I guess that would depend on whether you are or are not a cullud.

Radiotherapy January 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Blah, blah, blah.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Or blah, sure.

Extemporanus January 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Or whether you are or are not brainwashed.

(I altered the quote a shade or two…)

C_R_Eature January 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

And this is why we will always be at war with Eastasia.

Dashboard Buddha January 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

"Official Selection Alabama International Film Festival"

Bwahahahahaahahahahahah! What place did Cars II come in?

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Raise your hand if you can't see the humor in a wing nut group naming a movie about mooslims "Obsession"?
(crickets chirping)

I didn't think so….

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm

We all missed you on the weekend thread with the picture of two pigs in the 69 position. Were you boycotting the thread on religious or culinary grounds?

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I know….all those pork jokes. I feel that I've let all of you down. But honestly I was hanging out with a friend of mine the night before and I was probally sleeping one off at that time.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Wrong venue. You need to do this over at RS.

ifthethunderdontgetya January 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

But “a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said it was never used in its curriculum, and might have come from a contractor.”

Well then, nothing to see, just another known unknown, move along.

Also, Fuck Bloomberg.
~

flamingpdog January 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

This is, the film claims, “the 1,400-year war.”

Screw you, Western European infidels, and your teeny-tiny 100-years war!

Not_So_Much January 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Did they wear out 'Reefer Madness'?

Callyson January 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

"After it was over, I was thinking, 'What was that?' " said a cop who saw the movie at a training facility used by the department in Coney Island. "It was so ridiculously one-sided. It just made Muslims look like the enemy. It was straight propaganda."
I know the feeling. Replace "Muslims" with "Obama" and you've summarized the Republican presidential primary.

meatlofer January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Barney Miller, would've never let that happen on his watch.

jus_wonderin January 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

District Attorney Authur Branch might though.

paris biltong January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Needs more pogroms.

BaldarTFlagass January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

They shortened up the name from the original:
“Obsession: A Bunch of Crazed Zionist Delusions About This Fantastic Hallucination of Radical Islam’s War Against the West”

littlebigdaddy January 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Needz moar ululating.

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I don't know why but I bet it has Jar Jar Binks in it for some reason.

Generation[redacted] January 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Now in 3D!!

Radiotherapy January 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

NYPD cop joke: What's the difference between an Occupier and a Muslim?

ph7 January 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The contents of their hookah bowl?

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Worst remake of The Care Bear Movie EVAR!

actor212 January 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Terror porn. Stroke your Kevlar.

Rumour has it that this film includes the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot footage.

spends2much January 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

But we've got to watch it… if Mooslims take over, they'll outlaw birth control, legalize discrimination against gheyz, and push the whole "women should serve their husbands" ethos.

To sum up: Every GOP candidate currently running is a dangerous Mooslim.

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The Third Jihad? Fucking Hollywood can't come up with anything original anymore, all they do is regurgitate fucking sequels over and over again and again.

actor212 January 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

In a world where America is under constant threat comes "Jihad IV: The Return of the Third Jihad"

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

You're avatar couldn't be any better for that comment. I'd fist ya all night if I could.

OneYieldRegular January 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

What I don't get is why all of the communists became Islamists.

Swampgas_Man January 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

The Soviet Union broke up, blamed it on Yoko Ono.

bikerlaureate January 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

They hate us for our freedoms so much… that new VC angels were located.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Is that from the Victoria's Secret show?

Oh, you said VC. Wut the hell are VC angels? The only "angels" I;ve ever seen are them nekky gals on the catwalk modelling VS shit with wings and everything.

Mumbletypeg January 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Fearmongering assholes like these remind me that it's entirely plausible, after all, to *get* why and how things like the Inquisition could happen. One entity of hate picks up where the other leaves off.
And yet the "chosen" mantle our Fine Christian[ized] national[istic] security forces operate under was co-opted from a distant-aged account of oft-oppressed tribesfolk somehow chosen, in no uncertain terms, to set themselves apart as an example.
And over and over throughout their history they screwed up, then started over. Never to learn from mistakes until super-Jesus arrives to bail them out.
Up until that last bit, I'm prone to think more truth's found in the Bible than usually taken for granted. But instead of making things better since someone's Messiah message got scattered and followers scarred, it's just gotten worse.
Not that the gospel writers are entirely to blame though. The poets need a nose-tweaking too. "Hate" springs eternal — and the liars perpetuating their flagrant loathing for their fellow man to our detriment continue to prove this.

#sorrysosnarkless

SorosBot January 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

As if America's cops weren't already racist enough.

WinterOuthouse January 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

You know who else is on a continuous loop

Baconzgood January 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Rush Limburger?

GOPCrusher January 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Joel Osteen?

dadanarchist January 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Americans are being told that many of the mainstream Muslim groups are also moderate, when in fact if you look a little closer, you’ll see a very different reality. One of their primary tactics is deception.

They forgot the subtitle: "Protocols of the Ayatollahs of Mecca"

Seriously, though, how is this any different than anti-Semititic innuendo?

MosesInvests January 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Or any different from anti-Catholic innuendo? It's actually very close to Know-Nothing propaganda from the mid-19th century, which talked a lot about the imposition of Canon Law. Bigots will be bigots, and unfortunately, Jews aren't any more immune to bigotry than any other people in the world.

doloras January 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Al Smith was going to dig a tunnel to the Vatican!

GOPCrusher January 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Whenever I get one of these in my e-mailbox, I replace the word Muslim with Xtians and send it back. You can hear the heads exploding.

Swampgas_Man January 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Seriously, though, how is this any different than anti-Semititic innuendo?

Mooslims have fourskins.

Jukesgrrl January 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Who do I contact to put the Bill of Rights on a continuous loop?

BaldarTFlagass January 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I bet the cop shops in the large metro areas throughout the Middle East have had endless loops of "El Cid" playing since about 2001.

elviouslyqueer January 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm
actor212 January 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Is this a Fukkit Bukkit joke?

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

You think he's signaling Presidential ambitions?

Dashboard Buddha January 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Not if he wants to be elected by "core" republicans.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I dunno, DBB. The crazies are pretty much turning off 3/4 of the American people now, and they need at least 50%+1 to hold on to power. We might be seeing the birf of a new Repuglycan Party, one that's better at hiding teh slimy philosophies underlying their cleaned-up facade. No?

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Perhaps the greatest plan of the Islamist is to get us to play boring, obnoxious paranoid slash fic over and over again until our heads explode?

Sharkey January 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Rated R for tarded.

dadanarchist January 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Let me guess – all the Muslims in the film speak like they do on South Park: "Dirka dirka mohammed jihad"

MosesInvests January 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Team America Libel!1!1

Negropolis January 25, 2012 at 3:55 am

Hell, Dearborn doesn't even have a Muslim mayor (they got them a stereotypical big, ole Irish Catholic one), and they are supposed to be plotting to take over America? Ha! You know who we should be concerned with? The crazy fuckers who have actually taken over this nation's policy-making for the last, oh, 30 years. An Islamic takeover would actually be an improvement…the food and the architecture would be better, no doubt.

BTW, I've been calling for it since it was created, but DHS needs to be disbanded. Their work needs to be returned, but this time to a single pre-existing department. There can be no good that comes out of a department named "Homeland" anything. Never. And I said it the day that it was founded.

ttommyunger January 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Reminds me of my cop days in KCMo in the early and mid-sixties when groups like the ones behind this film were distributing hate brochures and pamphlets about civil rights activists exposing their arrest records, homosexual activities, etc. Past is prologue, sadly.

MittBorg January 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I wonder if he realizes that his party isn't so cool with that?

flamingpdog January 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Oui.

MittBorg January 26, 2012 at 12:01 am

Heard from him yet? I hope he's OK. One of the commenters here is from the area and she said after the storm it looked like her trees had been fighting with each other.

Let me know if you can, toots.

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