- Winner - 2013 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
- Winner - 2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival
- Winner - 2013 Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles
- Winner - 2013 New York City International Film Festival
- Official Selection - 2013 Madrid International Film Festival
- Official Selection - 2013 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
About the Film:
"God is our Goal. The Prophet is our leader. The Quran is our constitution. Jihad is our way. Death in the service of God is the loftiest of our wishes. God is great, God is great."
This is the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt as a vehicle to establish a worldwide Islamic empire governed by shariah law.
The Brotherhood has transformed Islam into a political agenda, and this mix of religion and politics has become known as Islamism. Since the Brotherhood's founding in 1928, the Brotherhood has established a presence in more than 70 countries, and countless organizations worldwide have adopted its strategy and goals.
Today, organizations created by or inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood enjoy considerable influence within the United States. The government, media, and law enforcement often turn to these organizations when they want the pulse of the American Muslim community. But critics- Muslim and non-Muslim alike- say that engaging these organizations poses a danger.
According to these critics, although members of these organizations might appear to be moderate, they support an interpretation of Islam that is at odds with democracy and human rights as is commonly understood in the Western world. Engaging these organizations bestows an undeserved legitimacy upon them and makes it easier for them to advance their secretive agenda.
The Grand Deception, a 70-minute film by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), traces the roots of Islamism inside the United States. This film examines the extent of Islamist influence within the United States and highlights the danger that Islamist influence poses for all Americans.
This documentary is based extensively on primary source materials, including original Brotherhood documents and audio and video from IPT's extensive archives.
The Grand Deception in the Media
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"Exposing an extensive Muslim Brotherhood network in the United States and systematic attempts by members to disguise its existence ... shocking ... well-informed and captivating ..."
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Tracking Muslim Brotherhood's 'Grand Deception'
"It is a must-see.... Emerson's film delves not only into spiritual leaders who spew anti-American ideas – it also documents leaders within mainstream Muslim groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, who have helped to finance terrorism."
Read more at the Orange County Register
New Film Exposes Shocking Muslim Duplicity
"The footage Emerson obtained of these Islamists speaking candidly behind closed doors is stunning ... The documentary exposes a very clever — and insidious — enemy ..."
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New Film Exposes Radical Muslim "Deception"
"[The Grand Deception] highlights a problem of subversion in the U.S. ...Although the film suggests the Muslim Brotherhood front groups are operating as illegal agents of a foreign power, there is more at stake than just subversion. The film contends that the Muslim Brotherhood is directly involved in radicalizing American Muslims who then carry out terrorist missions."
Read more at Accuracy in Media
The Anti-Israel Movement on College Campuses: Saving Democracy from Itself
"The documentary film The Grand Deception, by terrorism expert Steven Emerson, demonstrates in frightening detail just how much the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated U.S. society – from the media, to university campuses, to local and federal government. Apologists for Islamists will reflexively label the expose as "islamophobic" but the film is based on well-documented cases pursued by the Department of Justice."
Read more at Breitbart