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Islamic Fundamentalism and Democracy


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 57 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1994
Available in French: No

This disturbing film captures the intensity of Islamic fundamentalists and the willingness of extremists to eliminate anyone with an opposing point of view. While not all fundamentalists call for violence, less militant groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood are intransigent in their ultimate aim of eliminating minorities, establishing theocracies in the Middle East, and overthrowing Israel. The filmmaker obtained a rare interview with Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman before the World Trade Center bombing. In it, the Sheik applauds the assassination of Farag Foda, a spokesman for Egyptian democracy, who was gunned down shortly after he was interviewed in this film. The Sheik also calls for the "extermination" of Mubarak's regime. A chillingly prophetic program - filmed in 1994.