The DVD Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West from the Clarion Fund has been featured in couple of newspapers today morning. There is a shiny 10″x10″ cover that makes the film sound like a celebrated academy award winning movie. From what I have heard the movie shows a long series of one on ones with the agenda of trying to equate radical Muslim movements with the German Nazis.
There are plenty of images showing radical and fundamentalist Muslims desecrating places of worship. To give it a touch of bashing liberals on the side, it disses Michael Moore for not being scared and taking this threat seriously.
There are reports that 27 million copies of this movie were given for free (distributed) in the states that are going to be battle ground constituencies in the coming elections. (Is this act the equivalent of code Orange?)
The house which created this movie – Clarion Fund is a right wing group. From what I can make out and see on the internet, this is a one man army group run by, Peter Mier.Â Another fact that you might find interesting is that this group is tax exempt.
Following is the quote from the DVD’s cover:
Obsession is a film about the threat of Radical Islam to Western Civilization. Â Using unique footage from Arab television, it reveals an insiders view of the hatred the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. Â The film also traces the parallels between the Nazi movement of World War II, the Radicals of today, and the Western world’s response to both threats.
While I think fanatical and fundamentalist islam is definitely a problem, using this movie as a base for voting would be playing into the hands of right wing nuts who are solely using this as a tool to manipulate the elections. We need a rational logical and long term strategy to defeat this evil rather than use blusters like smoke ’em out, chase them to the gates of hell etc.