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02 7 97

CBC challenges credibility of `Jihad in America’ consultant

Arab American News

February 7, 1997

WASHINGTON, DC According to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has issued a document that challenges the credibility and credentials of Khalid Duran, a widely-quoted “expert” on Islamic revivalism who was editorial consultant for the controversial 1994 PBS program “Jihad in America.” (“Jihad in America” put forward the theory of a U.S.-based “Islamic fundamentalist” network that allegedly supports international terrorism. At the time of the program’s release, Muslim organizations around the country criticized both the unsubstantiated nature of the allegations and the anti-Muslim bias of the program’s producer.)
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