November 10th, 2009 15:48 EST
Fort Hood: Time to Connect the Dots
The Fort Hood terrorist massacre was a deliberate act against Americans. The producers of the award-winning documentary film, Obsession: Radical Islam`s War Against the West and its hard-hitting sequel, The Third Jihad are asking Americans to wake up.
"The media must connect the dots. This was not simply a case of a disturbed individual, and it is not the only case of homegrown Jihad in recent weeks," explains Raphael Shore, Executive Producer of The Third Jihad. "It is our duty as Americans to be honest with ourselves."
Many of the 13 who lost their lives in Fort Hood were being deployed to fight radicals on the battlefield in Afghanistan but ended up losing their lives to the same radical ideology on American soil.
The Fort Hood attack was the most deadly of recent terrorist activity in the United States, but is not an isolated event. Over the past few months America has witnessed honor killings, foiled terrorist attacks and Jihad training. Each event is significant and we must connect the dots and realize the dangerous nature of the homegrown threat.
"Tomorrow, on Veterans Day, we have an opportunity to show appreciation to brave soldiers who are fighting the threat of radical Islam abroad," said Shore. "For those of us not deployed on national service we must take up the cause of protecting our freedoms here at home. To do this, we must first inform ourselves."
Raphael Shore and Supna Zaidi are available for interviews.
RAPHAEL SHORE, producer of critically acclaimed documentaries Obsession: Radical Islam`s War Against the West and The Third Jihad. He previously worked as an international analyst of Middle East issues and has been interviewed by CNN, The New York Times, and other leading media organizations.
SUPNA ZAIDI, a Pakistani-American with a background in law and policy. She works to encourage further dialogue within the Muslim community, between the Muslim and non-Muslim American community.
The Third Jihad ( www.thethirdjihad.com), the newest offering from the producers of the award-winning documentary film, Obsession: Radical Islam`s War Against the West, explores the growth of radical Islam in America. The film, narrated by devout Muslim American Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, opens with the following statement: "This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world`s 1.3 billion Muslims are radical. This film is about them."