Documents Show NYPD Used Anti-Muslim Film Extensively In Officer Training

David Schepp
NYPD police anti Muslim film
NYPD police anti Muslim film

About a year ago, controversy arose after it was reported that the New York Police Department had shown an anti-Muslim film during officer training. In response, an official at first denied that the movie had been shown, then said it had been viewed only "a couple of times."

A year later, however, documents obtained through a state Freedom of Information Law request paint a very different picture, according to The New York Times. The newspaper reports that the film, titled "The Third Jihad," ran "on a continuous loop" and was shown to "at least 1,489 police officers, from lieutenants to detectives to patrol officers."