The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been slammed for showing trainees a racist documentary that accuses Muslims of wanting to “infiltrate and dominate America”.
The Third Jihad shows images of Muslims shooting Christians, car bombs exploding and a doctored photograph of an Islamic flag flying over the White House.
The NYPD claimed the feature-length film was only shown to trainees and officers “a couple of times” when news of it first emerged last year.
But newly released documents reveal it was shown continuously to trainees “during the sign-in, medical and administrative orientation process,” the New York Times reports.
The NYPD continued to screen the film over a period of between three months and one year, according to the documents released after a Freedom of Information request.
In total 68 lieutenants, 159 sergeants, 31 detectives and 1231 patrol officers were shown the movie.
The movie was funded by right-wing non-profit group the Clarion Fund and includes an interview with NYPD police commissioner Raymond Kelly.
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