Saturday, September 20, 2008
"Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West", from Clarion Fund
A group called The Clarion Fund offers a one hour DVD “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,” directed by Wayne Kopping, also distributed by G-Machine, with website here.
The overall thrust of the film, which largely progresses through a series of commentators (including Kkaled Abu Toameh, Walid Shoebat, Nonie Darwish, and Alan M. Dershowitz), and historical footage, especially of the 9/11 attacks followed by the attacks in Indonesia, Madrid and London. The 9/11 second plane is accompanied by sound that is often missing in other films. As the film progresses, vocal radicals are shown spreading their propaganda. Gradually, the film makes a comparison to Hitler and shows 1930s Nazi footage for comparison.
The viewpoint of the film is that radical Islam wants to control the world, and stamp out Judaism and Christianity, and take political control of all western countries, and force everyone to practice Islam at gunpoint for the will of “Allah.” The film disagrees with the theory that Al Qaeda’s main complaint is just “infidel” occupation of historic Muslim lands. We are in a war, the film says, and we are ignoring the warning signs much as isolationists did in the 1930s as the Nazis marched into Europe and Japan expanded.
The film has a section called “Hitler and the Mufti” and documents an agreement made with Muhammed Amin al-Husseini on Nov. 28, 1941. This reference from “Palestine Facts” about “British Mandate Grand Mufti” might be interesting.
This film contains strong disclaimers, at the beginning and end, that most Muslims are moderate and are as harmed by radical Islam as is everyone else.
I had reviewed a similar film “Islam: What the West Needs to Know” on this blog Sept. 10, 2006.
I received a complimentary DVD of this film at my business address.