Terrorists Among Us - The Jihad in America (2001)
Producer, Steven Emerson
- NTSC format (US and Canada only)
- Color, NTSC
Terrorists Among Us: Jihad In America Jihad in America, a PBS
documentary first aired nationwide in 1994, was produced by investigative
reporter Steven Emerson after the first bombing of the World Trade Towers in
1993. The documentary was recently updated following terrorist attacks in the
United States on September 11, 2001.
In making this groundbreaking documentary, Emerson was the first American
journalist to document in chilling video the militant Islamic support networks
and terrorist groups secretly operating on American soil. Counter-terrorism
officials from the National Security Council, Justice Department, Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have
acknowledged that Emerson's documentary demonstrated that he had more reliable
and accurate information about the secret terrorist networks on American soil
than the US Government . Emerson was successful in infiltrating key conferences
and rallies with hidden cameras in an effort to track down the people
responsible for supporting and abetting terrorist activities on U.S. soil. At
these events, and on this film, these extremists state their chilling intentions
in their own words.
The film, then and now, has brought the attention of the U.S. government
authorities to the network of Islamic extremists in the United States that
promote a culture of hatred, arrange for training in bomb-making and target
practice, raise funds for militant groups in the Middle East, and in some cases,
support terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. The film tracks down and shows
interviews with a network of Islamic extremists in New York, Boston, New Jersey,
Texas, California, Florida and Kansas, detailing their hatred and violent
intentions against all Americans, including Christians, moderate Muslims and
Jews in the United States.
Emerson emphasizes throughout the one-hour documentary that the majority of
Muslims in the United States do not support terrorist activities. He also says
that Islam, as a faith, condemns such acts of terrorism. Emerson also notes,
that the Islamic extremists who promote and carry out Jihad, are as a great a
threat to moderate Muslims as they are to Christians, Jews and all American
The video is an educational call to action for the American public, to
provide U.S. law enforcement authorities with the tools they need to deal with
this real threat to the American way of life. By educating the public, the film
suggests that effective preventative measures can then be taken. Suggestions by
counter-terrorism experts throughout the video help us understand the scope of
the threat and what needs to be done to protect U.S. citizens, while at the same
time preserving civil liberties.
Description: Information the CIA and FBI never told the public is
revealed and why the FBI is restricted in what it may lawfully do.
The New York Times called the film, "A wake-up call that Middle Eastern
terrorism is a very real threat to the United States."
- The film tracks down a network of Islamic Extremists among us in New York,
Boston, New Jersey, Texas, California, Oregon, Florida and Kansas, detailing
their hatred and violent intentions against Christians, moderate Muslims and
Jews in the United States.
- Listen to Islamic radicals, telling their followers to carry out Jihad on
- See the fund raising structure in America that supports terrorists and the
legitimization of radical Islamic groups, hiding behind
- The video is an educational call to action for the American public, to
provide U.S. law enforcement authorities with the tools they need to deal
with this real threat to the American way of life.
- The Islamic Extremists who promote and carry out Jihad, are a threat to
moderate Muslims as they are to Christians, Jews and to all American