Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts serious public examination. Through an examination of the Koran, other Islamic texts, and the example of the prophet Muhammed, this documentary argues, through a sober and methodical presentation, that violence against non-Muslims is and has always been an integral aspect of Islam. "Jihad," while best translated as "struggle," when represented in the life of Muhammad, meant organized warfare against non-believers. Relying on Islam's early texts, this documentary considers the violent, expansionary ideology within Islam that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures, and systems of government.
Directed by Gregory M. Davis and Bryan Daly
98 MINS - Documentary: Religion / Cultural Studies
UPC: 826262003890 ISBN: 978-1-932857-92-3