Obsession DVD Distributor Refuses to Name Their Donors

Posted on September 17, 2008


Just weeks before the election, there are questions about a controversial insert published in The Orlando Sentinel. The insert on radical Islam included a 60-minute DVD.

Over 300,000 copies of “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against The West” went out to Orlando residents as an insert in Sunday’s Sentinel. Twenty-eight million copies will go out in swing states nationwide by the end of the week.

The Clarion Fund paid millions of dollars to get the DVD out. It’s a non-profit organization that claims to focus on national security. Eyewitness News asked the New York-based group and they would not say exactly how many millions they receive or who their donors are.

An article at the group’s site, www.radicalislam.org, all but endorsed John McCain this past week, then was pulled down.  As a nonprofit, it is illegal for the Clarion Fund to support any political candidate.  If it did, then the State of New York should investigate it and level appropriate penalties against it.

CAIR-FL: Obsession DVD Raises Concerns Over Propaganda

MIAMI (CBS4) ― The documentary, “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,” a controversial DVD distributed nationally inside certain newspapers, is being alluded to as inflammatory by Muslim groups in South Florida, showing scenes encouraging children to become suicide bombers.

Altaf Ali was shocked when he opened his Sunday paper and found a copy of the DVD. He is the director of the Florida Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. “That’s not what a newspaper is about,” Ali said, “A newspaper should never be about promoting propaganda.”