Monday, February 12, 2007

Movie Review--Obsession


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~Edmund Burke

"This is a film about a radical worldview, and the threat it poses to us all, Muslim and non-Muslim alike."

Since I was sick this weekend I finally had an opportunity to watch two movies that a friend had lent me, Obsession and Fahrenhype 9/11. I will review Fahrenhype 9/11 later this week.

This movie is a must-see for everyone but especially for those that think Bush has exaggerated the terrorist threat that we face. I ask everyone, especially my resident liberals to at least watch this 12 minute clip of the movie.

The movie makes it clear that it isn't talking about all Muslims because many don't buy into this radical worldview. It is also worth noting that Muslims are just as much at risk as anyone else of suffering from the terror that these radicals would inflict. The problem lies in what Khaled Abu Toameh, a Palestinian journalist, had to say. He hopes that "the silent majority is not speaking out against the radicals out of fear and not out of sympathy" but he isn't sure.

Daniel Pipes, director, Middle East Forum, estimates that 10-15% of Muslims worldwide support militant Islam. Many more though, are anti-American and anti-Zionist.


INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN

"This religion (Islam) will destroy all other religions through the Islamic Jihad fighters."--Taken from a Jordanian/Palestinian school book--1998

The scariest aspect of dealing with this struggle is the fact that many children are indoctrinated from a very early age to fight in jihad and that it is honorable to die as a suicide bomber. Nonie Darwish, daughter of Shahid (martyr), was raised in the Middle Eastern Islamic culture. She said it is a culture that produces terrorism. "In the Middle East Islam is our identity, it is our political life, our social life; it is our life."


COMMON DENOMINATORS

I have always been aware of the similarities between World War II and the struggle against radical Islam but this movie brings it home. The Grand Mufti Al-Husayni collaborated with Hitler. They had the same goal, to exterminate the Jews. There were even Muslim SS Divisions. An excerpt from wikipedia about the Grand Mufti:
"Until the end of the World War II, al-Husayni worked for the Nazi Germany as a propagandist for the Arabs and a recruiter of Muslim volunteers for the German armed forces. Beginning in 1943, al-Husayni was involved in the organization and recruitment of Bosnian Muslims into several divisions of the Waffen SS and other units."
Hitler used the war of propaganda with hate speech and paranoia. Radical Islam is doing the same thing. When you see pictures of Islamic youth being indoctrinated they look just like the Hitler youth did. Many argued on the movie that Islamofascism is actually more dangerous than Hitler's indoctrination because it spreads across many Muslim countries.


CULTURE OF DENIAL, WE MUST WAKE UP

"Of course not all Muslims are like that(the radicals in the video clip). But we've been infiltrated with this kind of agenda. America has to wake up. We are strangling ourselves with our political correctness."--Nonie Darwish


The movie mentioned that the press does us a great disservice by minimizing the threat we face. According to Michael Moore and many like him "there is no terrorist threat." Neville Chamberlain disagreed with Winston Churchill over the threat Hitler posed and the result was a longer war and more deaths. We can't afford to ignore this global threat that we face by Islamic militants who would commit suicide just to kill some of us. Just like Hitler admitted in his speeches that he was for exterminating the jews we have video clips of Islamic extremists calling for the death of all infidels (non-Muslims). They can't make it any clearer what their intentions are, are we listening?

Links:
TIMELINE OF ISLAMIST-LINKED TERROR: March 1977 - July 2006
Get involved: What we can do
Interview with Nonie Darwish

Other reviews of Obsession:
Lone Pony--Obsession
Chas' Compilation--Obsession: What we are up against
Obsession: Documented Terror

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