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Films with: Awad, Nihad

In time of war striking the balance between freedom and security /
In a recent ABC News poll in the U.S., 64% said that they supported expanding FBI powers, while 63% also felt that such steps intrude on privacy. The public is willing to sacrifice some rights in a time of crisis, but whose? ABC correspondent Chris Bury examines all the new policies and practices in the aftermath of Sept. 11, focusing on measures previously forbidden to intelligence or law enforcement agents. With commentary from Douglas Kmiec, dean of the Catholic University Law School; Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe; former senior FBI official Bob Ricks; and Nihad Awad, executive director, Council on American-Islamic Relations.
DVD 2295
Islam a faith hijacked /
"Never in history has an idea - a concept - been so widely used and yet, simultaneously, been as misunderstood as the concept of Islam. Islam is a peaceful way of life. However, in today's world, Islam is seen as anything but peaceful. So what is the 'real Islam?' What exactly does Jihad mean? And what about Holy War? Does Islam permit terrorism, suicide bombings and the killing of innocent civilians? Is Islam the violent faith that so many have attempted to paint it as, or is Islam simply a faith hijacked?"
DVD 9516
Islam an American faith
"Islam and America. For many, these two ideas are not compatible. Many Muslims and many Americans feel that there is a great divide: that America can never reconcile with Islam; and that Muslims can never live in peace with America. This film aims to dispel such myths. It starts from a historical perspective; highlighting the fact that Muslims were already present in the "New World" prior to the coming of the Europeans. And it ends in a post 9-11 America where some are questioning their identity; whereas others are defining their American Muslim identity. This is a unique film that answers some of the most pressing questions of today's times" --Container.
DVD 9517