July 21, 2011, - 4:12 pm
I just got back from doing a long interview with NHK, Japan’s largest and most prominent television network. The interview was for an NHK documentary on Islam in the U.S., which will air in September around the time of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Debbie Does Islam on NHK
The interview was extra long because the reporter does not speak English. He gave his questions to the producer, who then had to transcribe and repeat back to him all of my typically long answers.
In the initial request for my appearance, the NHK people wrote:
We’d be so honored if you could give us an on-camera interview to discuss your contribution in the anti-terrorism effort. You’re one of the best known and the most influential experts in Islamic terrorism in the country and we’d very much like to ask your opinions and analysis of what’s happening in the American society to fight against Islamic terrorism.
That’s nice, and I appreciate the description, but it will be interesting to see how the final product turns out, as the NHK people have been in the area for a while filming this thing. I’ll let you know if I can get a copy. Stay tuned.