OBSESSION Radical Islam’s War Against the West (DVD review)
2007 DVD 60 mins “No Rating” [includes graphic scenes of violence]
“This is a film about radical Islamic terror… It’s important to remember most Muslims are peaceful and do not support terror.”- Obsession
Obsession shows that (so-called) radical Islam poses a worldwide threat to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Speakers in this movie include a Palestinian journalist, the daughter of a “Jihadi martyr”, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization terrorist, as well as a former Hitler Nazi youth commander.
An overview of numerous Islamic terrorist attacks worldwide (keep in mind, this is as of 2007!), clearly supports the premise that Islamic terrorism is a worldwide problem. While Westerners see these as separate terrorist incidents, they are viewed by Jihadists as a single on-going war against the West. One speaker notes that even Muslims are not immune to this terrorism. If a Muslim disagrees with the extremists they are killed by their Muslim “brethren” or live under the threat of death.
Obsession is broken down into approximately ten subtopics including cultural Jihad, the culture of hatred, Jihad in the West and the culture of denial in the West (fueled particularly by the politically-correct media and government appeasement if Muslims).
Obsession draws disturbing parallels between 1930s Nazism and the Islamic radicalism of today. These include extremely similar propaganda (“Jews as Demons”) and the indoctrination of children in the ways of hatred. History shows that Hitler himself built a significant alliance with the Muslim world through the person of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, a great admirer of Hitler. They met in person on at least one occasion in November 1941. It can be no coincidence that the Grand Mufti was also a founder of the radical Islam that persists to this day. Multiple Nazi SS divisions were staffed by Bosnian Muslims. (Your humble reviewer is NOT ashamed to admit this is the first I have learned of the Nazi- Islamic alliance.)
In short, Obsession shows radical Muslims today want to defeat and dominate the West; they want to Islamize the world. Obsession suggests that it is the duty of all moderate Muslims to stand up against the hate of Islamic extremism and to speak against the Jihad. Moreover, it is suggested that the Western world needs to support the relatively few people speaking out against Jihad. If we continue to ignore the danger of Islamic extremism in the hope that it will just go away, we risk our own literal demise.
I highly recommend this DVD.
In addition to numerous articles I have written on Jihad (see the archives to your right) I have reviewed two other DVDs and a book. Here are the links: