ONE OF the easiest ways to educate our fellow non-Muslims is to loan them a DVD to watch. A new DVD by Newt and Callista Gingrich (Newt's wife) is one of the best I've seen. It is tastefully and professionally done.
Because Gingrich is a well-known conservative, some of your liberal friends may not be interested, but perhaps you can convince them to watch this 82-minute movie for the sake of openmindedness. Make sure you have good rapport when you ask.
This movie is less fear-mongering and more professionally produced than I've ever seen in a film about Islam. It includes brief clips of interviews with quite a few people you are probably familiar with, all of them quite articulate: Frank Gaffney, Walid Phares, Andrew McCarthy, Bernard Lewis, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, Michael Ledeen, Debra Burlingame, former UN Ambassador John Bolton, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Tony Blankley, Steven Emerson, Michael Scheuer, Reihan Salam, and others.
There are no slow parts to this film. It keeps the viewer engaged through the whole thing. Near the end are several well-deserved criticisms of Obama, so Obama fans may turn it off at that point, but by then most of the important information has already been presented.
The film is up-to-date; it discusses the Obama administration's recent policy to expunge language from U.S. security agencies that suggest any Islamic connection, and many of the experts discuss how that policy impairs security.
Get yourself a copy or two (or more) and begin loaning them out to your friends. Convince your library to buy a copy too. Learn more about the film here: America At Risk.