NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Demonstrators held a protest Thursday on the steps of City Hall, speaking out against the showing of a film Muslim groups say encourages Americans to be suspicious of all adherents of Islam.

The film, “The Third Jihad” tries to send a message by warning about the dangers of radical Islam. However, critics say it paints the entire faith in a negative light and serves as anti-Muslim propaganda.

Some Muslim groups now want the resignation of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for his appearance in the movie. Kelly originally said he wasn’t involved with the film and in March wrote a letter saying “the NYPD did not participate in its production,” CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported.

Kelly is seen for about 30 seconds of the 72-minute movie, but apologized for appearing in the film and for its showing, which Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said Tuesday was “unauthorized and not part of the curriculum.”

“He has not addressed the fact that he covered up his role in the film. In fact, he lied straight up to our faces about it. We have a signed letter from him saying that he did not take a part in the production in the film. He has not addressed that. And his apology today didn’t even address the real issues,” Cyrus McGoldrick, a civil rights manager with the New York Council on American-Islamic Relations, told 1010 WINS.

The movie was later shown to police trainees. The Police Department said it was played in a continuous loop in the sign-in area of counterterrorism training sessions between October and December 2010. As many as 1,489 trainees may have seen the movie, according to documents released under New York’s public records law.

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“This is not just some cadet training, this is not just some background noise type of video. This was in the session and a lot of people saw it,” McGoldrick said.

City Councilman Jumaane Williams also called for the resignation of the NYPD spokesman Browne.  Williams said, time and again, community complaints have been brushed off.

“You cannot blame a city who feels under siege with whatever way they have to react to get the respect that we deserve,” Williams said.

Kelly’s supporters said the protest was unfair.  They said he has done a great deal to improve relations with the Muslim community, including approving the creation of a “Muslim Officers Association.”

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, while supporting his police commissioner, said that Kelly would need to redouble his efforts to reach out to the Muslim community after the incident.

“Ray Kelly probably visits more mosques than an awful lot of people who believe in the faith that is practiced there,” Bloomberg said.

Councilwoman Letitia James wasn’t calling for Kelly to resign, but said she wants the issue to be investigated further.

“What I’m asking for are hearings and an independent investigation because NYPD has shown time and time again that they cannot and will not police themselves,” she said.

Still Muslims groups want more immediate and dramatic action taken right away.

“There’s three things that are an absolute must, really a bare minimum for repairing the trust here with the police department. One, is the immediate resignation of Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne. Two, immediate corrective training for the almost 1,500 NYPD officers that are now walking the streets with that poison in their brain and number. Three, there needs to be some independent oversight over this police department,” McGoldrick said.

What do you have to say about the controversy? Sound off in the comments section below!

Comments (63)
  1. Cyrus McGoldrick says:

    I will not stand by and listen to these absurd comments. Each one of you better contact me directly and give me your name so I can recommend you for punishment by the state of NY.
    Do as I say or I will march in central park lick every squirrel i can find right under its fluffly little tail.

  2. Amtracmarine says:

    When Muslims start turning in would be Jihadist ,I’ll support them,until then, STFU

  3. yknipp says:

    Just take a look at a women’s quality of life as a muslim “tuck your hair in bitch or I’ll kill you”!!!!

  4. ypnipp says:

    The “left over” crowd from OCCUPY.

  5. sheep says:

    Sheep Sheep Sheep Sheep Sheep

    1. Gab says:

      The film was about radical Islam and those who support it, and not about religious persecution. We see samples of Islam extreme everyday in the international news and in many Countries around the world. Since 9-11 I read, almost daily, Islamic sites and the posts of their readership. This film is nothing more than an expose’ of very popular Islamic sentiment. Radical Islam exists and you cannot ignore it or wish it to go away. Firing Ray Kelly will only help to prove that the film is correct.

    2. Clue less says:

      blah blah blah blah..

  6. DanTe says:

    !s1am: It’s a Disease in need of a Cure.

    FACT: Everywhere where there are M U S L I M E S, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (M U S L I M E S burned 100s of Hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (M U S L I M E thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children)

    USA — 9 / 11 happened

    Notice the pattern here? Even you sanctimonious twits can’t be that dense.

    Goes to reason, no M U S L I M E S, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and then lie about how sorry we are.

    !s1am. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will write that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But then conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide M U S L I M E jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9 / 11.

  7. biggie says:

    scholars admit Mohammed copied the jewish and christian texts and included his own psychotic ramblings for POWER! A God spoke to him sure…saying what KILL KILL KILL HATE HATE HATE! It is the most vile religion of hatred and earth the planet has seen! If your God tells you to kill I have news its no God its the DEVIL!

  8. MOHAMMED SAID says:


  9. abdo ali says:

    Thank Allah I am a Muslim .I do not care about those hateful comments.nothing will change my faith in Allah and his prophet.I say here to those who hates Islam and Muslims die with your hate and jealousy and keep your maythful religion that has a billion fake versions and false bibles.

    1. abdo ali's brother sayeed says:

      Abdo come home and help me draw my mohammed cartoonies or I will show the the bottom of my sandal

  10. Richard says:

    The movie was made BY A MUSLIM and EXPLICITLY says it is NOT anti-Muslim, and MOREOVER, that RADICAL ISLAM is only a SMALL percentage (in fact, very small) of ISLAM. The film GOES OUT OF ITS WAY to show a Muslim in a fatherly gesture of kick ball or soccer with children (presumably his children). The film quotes major scholars, whether you agree with them or not, and political figures. Moreover, when it was claimed he did not participate in the production of the film, that would be an accurate quote, if “production” means did you make or otherwise fund the film. I don’t even think that’s equivocal, like, say, a person’s claim he did not have “sex” with a woman (equivocally defining oral “sex” as not sex). Quite literally, he was not involved in the production of the film. If someone shoves a microphone in my face and asks me a question about Islam and then snips it into a film with a thesis, I would argue I was not part of the production of the film. The real question is, is there anything in the film that is fabricated or edited in such a way as to misrepresent people in the film, a cause for libel. Did the editor, for example take a sentence such as ‘We will destroy cancer” and then edit the sentence in such a way as to mean “We will destroy” and then show a picture of Manhattan? If so, that would be a cause for a street protest. The bottom line is a Muslim made that film and went out of his way to show that Muslims are mainly decent citizens and that the threat is from a very very small core of Muslims that espouse RADICAL (i.e. totalitarian and violent) ISLAM.

  11. Linda Elsey says:

    Ray Kelly should not go anywhere, he is doing a great job. His job being to protect the City of New York. Its the people who come here crying they want the “AMERICAN DREAM” then try to destroy our great Country who need to go immediately back where they came from and tell it to their countries. We Americans need to start a group called, “AMERICANS TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK”. We have stood back to long while this crap is being bulldozed over top of us and our Country is going down the tubes.

    1. vc says:

      Well said. Were di I sign up.

  12. M.A.D says:


  13. ym says:

    Who the heck do you think you are? You dont like it, go back to where you came from…just that easy…See if you can demonstrate in your own countries…

  14. Jihadism must be addressed! says:

    Ray Kelly, stand up for yourself and the NYPD, and our country. Some Muslims in the USA are possible Terrorists. I can remember back when the IRA was rasing funds in Irish Bars in New York and they were watched like hawks. Their actions were addressed, they were made to feel quite uncomfortable in our nation and they left because of the constant police attention they were given, and they left quickly. The Muslims who are raising fund sand looking in New York for Jihadists feel protected because we pay them no attention openly. Do to them what we do with American Criminals. Stop them, question them and let them know that we know who they are. Get them out of our country and not allw them back in.

  15. Jerry says:

    Here’s a case to save the sensitive feelings of muslims at the expense of thousands of NYers ,as of this writing jihadists still threaten us.
    When they become civil we will stop our investigations PERIOD!

  16. muslims go home! says:

    Why are muslism worry about this issues (true or not) putting a blemish on the entire muslim community but they didn’t worry or protested or did anything when all those arabs/muslims jihaddist hijacked all those planes and crashed them killing thousands? why did they not immediately go out into all the streets and publicly protested that tragic events of 911 then?

  17. joey says:

    oh wow, i just got it. let the muslims run the police dept.

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  19. Luis Medina says:


  20. religion is dumb says:

    people are still religious? its 2012…..i thought we did away with folklore and imaginary friends

  21. John says:

    American muslims are democrats…Dosen’t that tell you something about the democrats..If you vote for a democrat it”s a vote for muslms. I don’t support muslims. So I can’t vote for a democrat. Now you don’t have to take my word for it. Just listen to who they support..And if you vote for a democrat, don’t complain when they take over America cause it’s going to happen..Muslims aren’t here for there health. There is Russia, Great Britan, Greece,Japan..You name it they have an agenda..

    1. ym says:

      Its true ,liberal democrats are pro Palestanian. Thats why I could not unbderstand why Jewish people are democrats…

    2. Get It Right! says:

      Oops! Don’t tell your Republican guru Gorver Norquist that. He married a Muslim and goes around telling other Republicans how to destroy America.

  22. Joey half A DOZEN OF NJ says:

    Come on people,lets be realistic, it was muslims that took down the trade centers. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the U.S. A. Rounded up all Japanese and put them in concintration camp. Be real is this what we should due for the muslims to? I don`t think you would want something like this. So please stop bitching about the small stuff and take it like every other nationality dose. Its the way of life. If you don`t like it, you are free to leave.

  23. joey says:

    if it smells like dog do and looks like dog do, then what else could it be?
    quit whinning.

  24. mike says:

    This is only the begining! We’re going to have more, and more problems in America with muslims.. This is the price were going to pay for allowing anything into our country..

  25. steve says:

    I don’t need to watch a movie to be suspicious of Muslims..Most of the earths problems are from Muslims…

    1. Rina says:

      and from 1991 what country made the most wars and what are their reasons? Osama was a Saudi that lived in Afghanistan, not Iraq? and there’s no WMD there.

      1. setanta says:

        so where did all the unaccounted for WMDs go professuH ? remember the UN and hans bliX ????? UN resolutions ???? and why couldn’t hans even see their nuclear city prOfessUH ?? oooooooooh yeah,chicken noodle news forgot to mention this and a lot more,

  26. pete says:

    Has our world gone crazy? After 9/11, most other countries would have chased out immediately all Camel Chasers and Pyramidwashers. We Christian Americans are the Good Guys!! If these individuals do not like it here, then they should go back where they came from and leave us alone! Most of them are on Public Assistance anyway, or study for nothing on our Universities, and when studies completed, turn their knowledge against us. Born here or not, deport them the moment they do not accept our American Way of Life. They are just a burden for our beautiful country. Take it of leave it, it’s that simple!

    1. August Gunther says:

      well said

  27. Bullett says:

    Mayor Mike says he will fire Ray only after all of you camel jockey’s leave America and return to that third world sh!t hole you call home.

  28. Nick says:

    And I want the muslims out. We can both get what we want. All you bomb happy muslims leave and Kelly leaves. How’s that?

  29. DaveH says:

    cant we all just get along. no really. every church has its extremist. in the end let someone believe what they want and stop trying to bash people because they don’t hold the same belief as you do.

    1. AUGUST GUNTHER says:

      shut up dave…liberalism is a disease

    2. dave says:

      What about our right to believe that extremists, of all religions, including muslims, need to be talked about. Funny how that ‘right isn’t tolerated by the ‘tolerant’ left and these crybaby muslims. I’m sure they’ll trip over themselves to help christians/jews killed by more radical muslims. RIGHT. Sure.

  30. cairbare says:

    what is Ted Kazinski doing there?

    ali akbhar to ya all!!!!!!

  31. cairpackage says:

    I just bought a bobble head Mohommad doll from Greg Kelly on Canal Street. He sure is reasourceful that young fella…..

    ali akbhar to ya all!!!!!!

  32. Wayne says:

    lets see these Mussies stand up and condem all the BS that the Muslims are doing world wide instead of sitting at home and more in likely have a good laugh about it.

    1. dave says:

      Won’t happen, too busy having their (_|_)’s kissed by the liberal elite and trying to find ways to ignore 15 burned school girls in the M.E for not wearing a hijab or whatever the hell it is. (Google the story)

      Protest real violent crime and REAL matters? What’s next, democratic mayors demanding a stop in dangerous gang activity and endless muggings/panhandlings in their cities? HAHAHAHAHA. Suuuure.

  33. cairtime says:

    hey joe ….shut up!!!!!! or we will suprees you!!!!!!

    ali ahkbar to you all


  34. Joe says:

    I have yet to hear what exactly in the movie was inaccurate. This is simply a case of CAIR, an organization with long, well exposed ties to extremist organizations, trying to manufacture a controversey. CAIR seeks to suppress freedom of expression, especially legitimate criticism of Islam and its “prophet”.

  35. jerseyjoey says:

    Those damned muslims, starting trouble yet again. Throw them to the dogs and let that Jinn deal with them.

  36. Rich says:

    muslims SUCK !

  37. profile says:

    When we fought the Germans did America hunt down Pollocks wearing bowling shirts !

    1. dave says:

      No, but those criminals are WHITE so you don’t have to apologize for their behavior and have a guilt complex. Get it? #Liberalocracy.

  38. RingADingDing says:

    Fill in the blank: __________ terrorists brought down the towers and killed thousands of Americans on our own soil. If the answer is either Muslim or Islamic – then you have NO right to complain. In fact, you are lucky that we didn’t kick all your sorry butts out of this country after 9/11. Now shut up about it.

    1. Vik says:

      Muslim. You don’t like it here in NYC then get the Tuck Out!!!!!! Signed, Only True Citizens of NYC

  39. Robert says:

    What a joke. As much as I dislike Kelly, these people are out of control. Tell them to complain in one of their muslim country’s and see what happens to them.

  40. Stephanie Anderson says:

    Looks like they hired a few homeless there.
    Oh my, of course there is no reason to worry about Islamic terrorism, as we all know it doesnt exist! Nevermind those killings in Nigeria, Thailand, Somaila, Sudan, Chechnya, Dagestan, India, Philippines, Malaysia, USA, Britain, France, Spain,..oh you get the idea! lol

  41. NYGirl says:

    I wish we would stop apologizing. It was Muslim Terrorists who attacked and killed us in our own country. Yea, not every Muslim is a terrorist, but how are we supposed to know which one are and which ones aren’t. I’m sure our cops have eyes and ears on everyone of them.

  42. Deema Azizi says:

    Muslim New Yorkers deserve the same Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect from the NYPD as all New Yorkers do. Stop spreading Islamophobia. Islam is an Arabic word for “Submission to God” and it stems from the same root of the word “Salaam” which means PEACE.

    1. sk says:

      sorry but americans are not the ones who spread ISLAMOPHOBIA, the moslem terrorists did that! why don’t you blame them? and if “saleem” means “peace” then explain whats the reason behind the violence and hatred they spread around the world? and living in denial is not going to help!

    2. Stephanie Anderson says:

      It means submission, fool! Btw, What does Taqiyya mean?

    3. Stephanie Anderson says:

      Yes, Deema, PEACE when the world submits to Islam. Either though conversion or through being a subjugated second-class citizen, known as a dhimmi, who has to pay a poll tax for believing in something other than Islam! Screw you!

    4. Vik says:

      Yeah, well your Muslim Terrorists were nice, peace loving people when they started out and then double-faced and then they murdered thousands 11 years ago. Leave NY if you don’t like it because we certainly don’t want you here.

    5. jerseyjoey says:

      Like any other false religon that is made of a fecal base like islam, only those of the big muslim family deserve peace , all others deserve nothing but slavery, so as a God fearing Christian you and your evil faith are huge threat and do not belong in my country, you see we abolished slavery here in 1865. you might want to research some islamic anglo history then you will begin to understand why you are not well recieved.

  43. Don says:

    Before judging, find out if any of the informaton contained in the trainiing video was not true

    1. don says:

      Too many have demonstrted a strange way to exhibit peace

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