A few weeks ago my daily newspaper (Sagittarius rules publishing and the media in general along with religion) contained a DVD called The Obsession, an “expose” of Islamic Sharia law. Evidently the film was made in 2005 and was distributed to 28 million homes.
Anyone who tries to disclaim any link between this despicable attack and the
release of 20 million copies of the Obsession DVD is either a fool or a liar.
That DVD was intended to bring about precisely this kind of demonization. What
is most shocking about the Obsession DVD is that it is most likely funded by the
very people you would think would know all too well the wages of this kind
of directed hate, scapegoating, and fear-mongering.
doesn’t stop here. There’s a new Islamophobic film due to be released in early
October, in time for Eid al Fitr: The
Third Jihad. This is a “tsunami
of Islamophobia” that is clearly aimed at influencing the election in
Follow the links, they’re very interesting. One links to Richard Silverstein’s blog, which supports peace between Israelis and Arabs, suggesting that the Clarion Fund is run by the Republican Jewish Coalition. I’m old enough to remember when there were no Jewish Republicans, so that whole idea to me is bizarre enough. But it seemed to me that the release of this DVD right before the election is meant to create fear in the minds of Americans about Barack Obama, and a quick look at their website confirmed my suspicions with the headline: Barack Obama: Pro-Palestinian, Anti-Israel, even hostile to America.