AS I WROTE awhile back, Tom Trento of WatchObsession.org sent me fifty copies of the DVD, Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, free of charge, and I fulfilled my promise of getting each of them into someone's hands within 25 days. I mailed some of them to friends and family living in other states, and the following is a letter I was going to send along with the DVD, but the letter was so long, I decided not to send it.
I liked it, however, so I thought I'd share it with you. Maybe you could start your own campaign by sending DVDs to your family and friends and copy and paste parts of this letter along with it:
I'm sending you this DVD because I want you to watch it. After you watch it, you can do whatever you want with it. This is yours to keep. It is important for everyone in the free world to know about the goals of Jihadis and how they are accomplishing those goals. It affects us all.
Among other things, the movie shows what happens on television in Muslim countries. It shows what they say to each other, which is something entirely different than what they say to non-Muslims. They are employing the Islamic principle of taqiyya, which means "religious deception." According to the Qur'an, Islam is in a state of permanent war with non-Muslims, and since deception is a common tactic in warfare, Muslims have permission and even encouragement from Islamic theology to lie to non-Muslims in the service of Islam.
You'll see several examples of taqiyya on this film. It's one of the reasons Westerners are generally in the dark about what's going on.
What's going on is that Jihadis — people who intend to fulfill Allah's command to fight for Islam until Allah's religion rules the world — are actively working toward that goal all over the world. Even within our country.
The movie is accurate. If anything, my only criticism would be that the film is too generous to Islam. I have read the Qur'an cover to cover, and I've been reading about the goals and methods of the Islamic agenda for seven years now (and you know I don't read superficially), and I can tell you, as rabble-rousing as this film may seem to you, it is a balanced report of what is actually happening.
Jihadis feel that Allah means what it says in the Qur'an — that the only way to guarantee your passage to Paradise is to die while fighting for Islam, that the only legitimate form of law and government is Shari'a (Islamic law), and that fighting for political goals is a religious duty and a form of worship. There are millions of these people in the world right now and they are actively and successfully recruiting new holy warriors every day.
There are many possible solutions to this problem, but none of them can be accomplished without a sufficient number of non-Muslims becoming aware of all this. The first and most important thing that needs to be accomplished is education about something that most people (if they've heard about it at all) have actually refused to believe.
It can't be true, right? All religions are basically the same. Unfortunately, no, they're not. Most religions may have much in common, but Islam is unique in its political aspirations, its direct commands to kill non-believers, and its methods of deception.
This is not racism and it is not Islamophobia. It is simply criticism of a religious and political doctrine. And religious and political criticism are perfectly legitimate in a free country.
And this is not a "smear campaign" or "hate speech." This is not guesswork. There is no need to twist the teachings into something scary. It's scary enough for non-Muslims as it is. You can read (and should) the Qur'an yourself. It is only about as long as the New Testament.
I hope I don't sound like an alarmist. To help me seem more reasonable, consider this: This film is relatively new; the DVD was released September 11th, 2007. In the time between then and now, Jihadis have committed 2,317 deadly attacks, with each attack killing at least one, and usually several per attack. Why? To intimidate, to gain concessions, and with the long term goal to take over countries, which they have successfully done in several countries recently.
I'm looking at the pages listing the attacks now. I had to print them out so I could accurately count the number of attacks since 9/11/07. It took me a long time just to count them all. To print all the attacks since Obsession was published, I had to print 87 pages of small type. I got the information from TheReligionOfPeace.com, which has been meticulously documenting only verifiable attacks since 9/11/01. Their ongoing list details how many people were killed in each attack, where the attack occurred, and a brief description of what happened. Many of these 2,317 attacks killed a lot of people. One random page I'm looking at now lists one attack that killed 11 people, one that killed 22 people, and one that killed 31 people, plus many smaller attacks.
Almost every country on earth is involved in this. It is a global war. On the page I'm looking at, several attacks occurred in Iraq, Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, two occurred in Algeria, and one attack each occurred in India, Ingushetia, and Jordan — and this is in the span of three days. On other pages, you see attacks in China, Israel (of course), Britain, Somalia, Yemen, Germany, Lebanon, the Philippines, Chechnya, Sudan, Angola, Austria, Nigeria, Turkey, and it goes on and on. It is easy to see these as separate, isolated instances. But the Jihadis themselves think of this as a global war — the nation of Islam against the non-believers.
Violence is only one of the forms jihad can take. Immigrating into countries and then gaining concessions for Islam from within the country is another. Here are some concessions Islam has gained since Obsession came out on DVD:
1. Random House, after buying the rights to publish an historical novel about Mohammad, was warned by Muslims that violence might ensue with the publishing of the book, so they chose not to publish it. They were silenced by intimidation.
2. Shari'a law is now practiced in several places in Britain, legally.
3. A short video posted on YouTube that tried to get people to sign a petition to stop Shari'a law in Britain was removed from YouTube because Muslims complained. (It has since been republished.)
4. In Hamtramck, Michigan, the City Council waved the noise ordinances in deference to the mosque there to allow then to broadcast an amplified call to prayer throughout the neighborhood.
5. Public pools in Canada now provide private swim times to Muslim women so they can avoid the 'shame' of being seen by men. As the co-founder of Human Rights Service in Oslo, Hege Storhaug, said after Muslims tried to pressure Norway into making alcohol off limits on certain days in restaurants and discos because they felt "uncomfortable" around people drinking, "All the time it's Muslims who come with special requirements," she says. "We never hear a peep from Catholics, Jews, Hindus etc."
6. After a Danish newspaper published some cartoons depicting Mohammad — nothing more offensive than politicians suffer every day all over the free world — Muslims rioted all over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, leaving 187 people dead. Afterward, many newspapers refused to reprint the cartoons out of fear. They were intimidated into silence by Muslims.
7. A documentary called Undercover Mosque, found that mosques in London promote violent jihad against non-Muslims, encourage murder and intolerance, and promote Shari'a, which means advocating the overthrow of the British government. A year and a half after the film aired, the same film crew did a follow-up documentary. Nothing had changed. The British government, out of political correctness, allows it to happen. Any other group would be stopped. But Islam gets special accommodation. Because they are so wonderful? No. Because they are pushy, vengeful and organized.
8. In Britain, husbands with multiple wives have been given the go-ahead to claim extra welfare benefits following a year-long Government review. Even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, this official decision means that polygamous marriages can now be recognized formally by the state, so long as the weddings took place in countries where the arrangement is legal. The outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men with more than one wife, as is permitted under Islamic law (Shari'a). Britain's concession is helping Jihadis fulfill one of their most important goals: To gain a numerical advantage. Belgium and Germany also offer benefits to polygamists' various wives.
9. At Melbourne’s Monash University there are separate toilets for Muslims.
10. The Times of London reported that "Knorbert the piglet has been dropped as the mascot of Fortis Bank, after it decided to stop giving piggy banks to children for fear of offending Muslims." (Pigs are an offensive, unclean animal to Muslims.) Recently a local government council in Britain prohibited its workers from having knickknacks on their desks representing Winnie the Pooh’s sidekick Piglet.
Islam is an aggressive religion that will not stop. They think they've got the only valid way to live, and they have been given divine sanction to force everyone else to follow it. They will push for concessions until they get enough political power to try to seize the reigns of power. Until more people know what they're up to, they will operate unimpeded.
I urge you to watch this important film. It is produced with a commitment to accuracy. What you see may well change the way you see the world.