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Muslims call for NYPD chief to resign over movie

January 26, 2012 3:11:04 PM PST
Muslim groups are calling for New York's police commissioner to step down because of his appearance in a film they say paints them in a bad light.

About 20 activists held a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Thursday and criticized Ray Kelly for giving an interview to the producers of the movie "The Third Jihad."

The movie uses dramatic footage to warn against the dangers of radical Islam. Muslim groups say it teaches Americans to be suspicious of all Muslims.

Kelly appears for about 30 seconds of the 72-minute movie. He originally said he was not involved but on Wednesday acknowledged he had given a 90-minute interview to the filmmakers in 2007. The movie was later shown to police trainees.

Kelly apologized Wednesday for his appearance.

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