"Scholars of the Shi'a" shown with the former U.S. viceroy in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, as an ally of "Crusaders" and "Zionists."
On April 20, the Fajr Center, a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outfit, released a "documentary" film that is a model of anti-Shi'i Muslim polemic and it follows a familiar pattern used by jihadi-takfiris in their verbal/visual attacks on Shi'is. It is rather poorly produced in terms of the way it is put together and is actually quite dull. One would expect a better film from the distributor of all media materials produced by Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC), Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
The film is entitled, "The Killers: Shi'i-Rejectionists," and it accuses Iraqi Shi'is of committing atrocities against the country's Sunni Muslims. Although it is true that some Iraqi Shi'is have indeed committed crimes against Sunnis, the Fajr Center's film is driven by sectarian hatred, not a desire to unveil the brutal truths of Iraq's low-scale civil war in 2003-2007. The film's advertising banner includes images of Sunnis tortured and murdered by Shi'is as well as pictures of top Iraqi Shi'i leaders, including Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr, top Sadr Movement leader Shaykh Hazem al-'Araji, and Grand Ayatullah al-Sayyid Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr.