NYPD diversity training with a sinister twist

Since 9/11, Sikh advocates and community members have been proactive about providing training for law enforcement officers to educate them about our religion and articles of faith and to foster positive relations between local police and Sikhs. My feelings about the role of the police in our communities aside, the Village Voice is reporting that New York City cops have been doing some learning about the Muslim community lately. But not the kind of learning that SALDEF and other Sikh organizations have been facilitating across the country.

At a recent counter-terrorism training, NYPD officers were shown a full-length, Muslim-bashing film called The Third Jihad. According to the Village Voice, the film “is 72 minutes of gruesome footage of bombing carnage, frenzied crowds, burning American flags, flaming churches, and seething mullahs. All of this is sandwiched between a collection of somber talking heads informing us that, while we were sleeping, the international Islamist Jihad that wrought these horrors has set up shop here and is quietly going about its deadly business.”

During the film, the narrator says, “Americans are being told that most of the mainstream Muslim groups are moderate when in fact, if you look a little closer, youll see a very different reality. One of their primary tactics is deception.”

The film was made by the Clarion Fund, infamous for distributing 28 million DVD copies of its equally racist anti-Muslim propaganda flick, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West, in major newspapers like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal in 2008 before the election.

You can watch a 30-minute version of The Third Jihad here, if you want to see the madness for yourself.

Though the NYPD told the Voice they are no longer using the film in trainings, the question still begs to be asked: How in the world was a film like this shown to “train” public servants (who are paid by tax-payer dollars) in New York City?

bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark bookmark

33 Responses to “NYPD diversity training with a sinister twist”

  1. Vik says:

    Madness? That sounds like my grandfather. Sikhs are anti-jihad too, ya-know.

  2. brooklynwala says:

    yes, madness. the agenda behind this film is the same as the right wing pundit's who created the upheaval about the so-called "ground-zero mosque" — presenting islam as an evil cult trying to take over the world. sikhism does not and has never had anything against islam, only against tyranny in all its forms.

  3. Hunny says:

    Thanks for posting on this, Brooklynwala, another important topic for discussion.

    Sikhi was created out of a necessity to fight oppression, whether in the form of state sponsored tyranny or elitist patriarchal caste"ism". Times change yet the fight against oppression continues on, hence the basis of the Sikhi spirit.

    As far as New York and its training programs being based on biased, racist platforms…..look no further than Peter King (R) from nassau county. Rep. King is Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee and also serves on the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He has said some messed up shit without any shame.
    Man that guy has been given so much power and is openly allowed to speak with racist rhetoric, without any accountability. For example… http://vodpod.com/watch/239713-rep-peter-king-has
    "there are too many mosques in this country…."

    Anyway- check out this bit of info on Peter King affiliations. The article below highlights an interesting angle to his ties with radical militant groups….namely the support of the IRA (Irish Republic Army) which had long been considered by the state department a terrorist group. If the same rules he wishes to enforce were enforced on him he would be sitting some where of the coast of Miami- thinking of how he got himself a one way ticket to Gitmo.


    My point here being that the framework that people use to justify blatant xenophobia, hate mongering can be changed and molded to fit the needs of the nation state and those needs are best protected with and army abroad and a police force at home that can act on hate against an ever changing global enemy.

  4. Harinder says:

    For any nation /group
    War is one situation where the answers are in BINARY.
    You are either with the nation or against it.
    No wishi washi (intellectually superior) answers in war.
    It is all about life and death
    and not
    any noble or highly intellectual or spiritual goals.

  5. Mr. Singh says:

    So you are an expert in Islam and the motivations of jihadists? Are you an imam or some sort of Islamic scholar that you can claim to know what Islam teaches? When jihadist, who actually study their own religion, claim to act in the name of Islam and say that deception is allowed in Islam, you are saying that you know better than them? When ex-muslims say that the information provided in videos such as the one shown to the NYPD is accurate, you know better? Is that what you are claiming?

  6. brooklynwala says:

    Disturbing update about the NYPD's use of this film, which was way more widespread than they've been claiming: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/nyregion/in-pol

  7. cvs says:

    Diversity trainings is the most important and necessary for all the economists of the country because in this way the country economy become stable. Without the good economy the people cannot able to live a happy life.

  8. This is very important buddy that you organized the event of the training that is very important for them to getting learning the latest tips and the tricks. Hope they will be performing well in their all events, best of luck.

  9. recuva pro says:

    Recuva pro is the best data recovery software. This software is famous for recovering accidentally and deleted data.

  10. The very presence of one’s life is quite a matter of big chance and all a person can do in today’s world is to financially ensure it by means of health insurance.

  11. Nice Web site, Continue the beneficial work. With thanks!.

  12. whoah this weblog is excellent i love studying your articles.

  13. moddepot says:

    Thanks for sharing your views. wondershare mobiletrans crack

  14. British luxury car maker Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing F1 team joined forces and presented hyper car AM-RB 001.

  15. dermatiq says:

    Rhinoplasty San Fernando Valley is presenting a world-shattering surgery quality at unbelievable price.

  16. Jordyn21 says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast.Always a good job right here

  17. Gavin82 says:

    Excellent blog hereThank your site! information your share is useful to me
    Mercedes c200 2018

  18. Markusi62 says:

    Thanks for share this blog with us.Really we appreciate after reading this post.
    Business Capital

  19. download1122 says:

    I’m really impressed with your article, such great & usefull knowledge you mentioned here. Recuva Pro

  20. Estate car says:

    It’s really pleasure to read your post.Great post
    2017 suzuki vitara

  21. cheapaskips15 says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast. Skip hire brisbane

  22. Dayanara says:

    Thank you for the great article I did enjoyed reading it http://crack4patch.com/

  23. Brennan24 says:

    It is a fantastic blog its really inspiring and full fill with knowledge, very interestinf content: DisplayFusion Pro Crack

  24. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  25. BadCopy Pro says:

    This is really an informative and awesome blog to see, thanks for sharing such a terrific blog..

  26. Gideon Dalton says:

    Fantastic blog post. I found what i need here. Thanks for share. AVS Image Converter

  27. Thanks for the information and we love to write about these topics. thanks for sharing.
    Bluestacks License Key

  28. Tyrone Clay says:

    Super inarfmotive writing; keep it up. Actual multiple monitors

  29. CAMWorks says:

    I appreciate your efforts in preparing this post. I really like your blog articles. CAMWorks

  30. Solomon says:

    This is such a nice great website with lots of good information, thanks! WinX DVD Ripper Platinum