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Muslim Leaders Outraged at AG’s Support of Controversial Documentary

February 12th, 2008 by flanews

Attorney General Bill McCollum is catching heat over e-mails he sent to staff-members asking them to watch a controversial documentary. The movie “Obsession,” is about Radical Islam. It was shown on state time. As Whitney Ray tells us, the Attorney General’s support of the film is causing an uproar among Muslim leaders.

Hear it here: Muslim Leaders Outraged at AG’s Support of Controversial Documentary

The documentary Obsession paints a picture of radical Islam. Attorney General Bill McCollum said it’s a film every American should see. He even sent e-mails to his 500 member staff asking or telling them to watch it during business hours.
“It gives Americans a much better sense, if they watch the film, about the nature of the enemy and the problems we face and the importance of our being determined to see this war through”, McCollum said.

Several members of the Attorney Generals staff refused to talk about the issue. Still a few said the e-mails didn’t bother them, but an employee who gave us a copy of the e-mail found the request offensive.

Dr. Adam Gaiser, teaches religion at Florida State University. He said the movie gives an inaccurate account of radical Islam .

“The movie absolutely fails to convey the threats that Americans face,” said Gaiser.

McCollum met with Muslim Leaders Tuesday afternoon in an attempt at damage control.

“It’s just simply propaganda, it doesn’t provide any law enforcement tools, to our agents in the field in terms of what to do it just scares people,” Muslim Leader Salam Al-Marayati said.

The Muslim Leaders want to convince the Attorney General to work with them to protect Florida’s Muslim population. The AG’s Office send us emails from staff members who were pleased with the showings.

Read it here: Emails From AG Staff Members

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