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What is your Michael Moore asked them to help tell the story of being a Muslim in America claiming.
They're being persecuted because they couldn't build a mosque in Tennessee but once he dug into the details of the entire story changed joining us now.
Documentary filmmaker -- I'll take you to joining assert tell yeah I filed this extensively this this -- Murfreesboro.
Tennessee mosque it's a big mosque tell us how went down originally they got approval to build -- they started to build then what happened.
Well the approval is to build a 53000.
Square foot mega mosque -- -- -- of a 100000 people with 200 to 300 Muslims.
Only 45 of which are paying members so we're talking about a multi.
Million dollar project there is backlash in the community against it.
And I thought this and making great documentary.
I also went into with a bias that this is really just about civil rights and religious freedom and and had had pursued that had shot 300 hours of footage.
Taking that point of view.
And then let me get this straight errors the Michael Moore group a couple of liberal leaning groups said that funded your project is that right.
No so I keep hearing that Michael Moore funded my project.
-- -- up on the project he was very supportive.
I wrote for Michael Moore dot com the funders of the project I signed a nondisclosure agreement I can't disclose but it was not Michael Moore okay so now you're here into this filming your leaning towards.
They in the original thought that didn't -- -- Muslim groups or the ability of the mosque where being persecuted but what happened what changed your mind.
You know I think there's a perceptive disability that a lot of liberals have which is when I say is long you -- Muslim so I kept thinking that the opposition to Islam.
Was that opposition to the Muslims.
And seeing Muslim community is victims.
My inclination was to stick up for them.
So it wasn't until -- -- review some serious research about Islam.
But I realized what was actually happening here and that I had I gotten this whole thing completely wrong.
What is actually have been -- I only have a couple of seconds -- -- what you found.
I found that there's a man who raped a nine year old girl who owned slaves to.
Killed his critics -- beheaded -- tribe would use named Mohammed is the highest moral example in Islam for one point six billion people.
And that this is a radical savage religion.
The people aren't all radical thing god.
But the religion is the worst most deadliest idea in the history of the world and we need to make sure that we keep a close -- -- in this country.
I would have to leave it there very interesting topic love to have you back to maybe expand on it a little bit more the treatment of the -- we -- you got this stuff on.
Thank you very much for joining us.
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