Skip to comments.Truly must-see TV for American voters: Fox News to broadcast 'Obsession' starting this afternoon
Posted on 10/28/2006 12:31:32 PM PDT by LSUfan
At 5:00 p.m. EST today, Fox News will render perhaps its most important public service this election season: It will broadcast on "The Big Story" program the first half of an extraordinary documentary - Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. The second half will be aired in the same time slot next week, four days before what promises to be a hugely consequential election.
Obsession's subject matter could hardly be more topical and the timing of these broadcasts more providential. The film describes the nature, objectives and ideological roots of the totalitarian movement that currently poses the most immediate and a potentially catastrophic threat to America and the rest of the Free World: Islamofascism. It does so in a way that not only informs its viewers of the danger we face but compels them to reflect upon the risks associated with inaction - or, worse yet, appeasement - in the face of such a threat.
The filmmakers combine three elements to make Obsession exceptionally compelling. First, an array of profoundly knowledgeable and articulate experts provide historical and strategic context to the phenomenon of this violent theo-ideology. They include: the Center for Security Policy's Senior Mideast Fellow, Caroline Glick; historian Sir Martin Gilbert; former Hitler Youth Group Leader Alfons Heck; columnist and researcher Daniel Pipes; investigator Steven Emerson; former federal prosecutor John Loftus; journalist Brigitte Gabriel; and Professor Robert Wistrich.
Second, anti-Islamist Muslims and former Muslims provide powerful first-hand testimonials about the nature of Islamofascism as seen through the eyes of those most immediately at risk from its violence and repression: the Islamists' peaceable, tolerant co-religionists. Among the incredibly powerful contributions from this group were comments by: Canadian professor and columnist Salim Mansur (a featured participant in the Center's Muslim Speak Out program); Nonie Darwish, the daughter of a suicide-bomber; Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist; Palestinian journalist Khaled Abu Toameh; Pakistani expat and editor Tashbiy Sayyed; and California-based Professor Khaleel Mohammed.
Perhaps the most evocative material of all, however, is provided by the Islamofascists themselves, in the form of footage taken directly from various television broadcasts from around the Muslim world. These scenes have been compiled by two formidable organizations, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and Palestinian Media Watch, and feature various imams, talking heads and political figures exhorting their audiences to bring "Death to America" and legitimizing the destruction of Christians and Jews and their societies. The point is unmistakable: Such virulent propaganda is being broadcast incessantly on such official outlets as Saudi, Iranian, Qatari and Palestinian television and Hezbollah's TV network, al Manar, cultivating among particularly young people the most extreme sorts of jihadist sentiment - including the notion of murderous self-sacrifice for Allah.
In a television advertisement aired in six states this Fall, the Center has urged every voter to cast his or her ballot as though their lives depend on it - for indeed they do. Viewing Obsession is a prerequisite to understanding just how literally that is the case, and to the evaluation of which candidates most clearly understand, and are best equipped to deal with, the danger posed by Islamofascism and its enablers.
Excellent! Thank you for the heads up!
Obsession is one of the most extraordinary documentaries I have ever seen.
I don't see it anywhere in this afternoon's Fox News line-up. Where is it?
and ping your lists if you have them. There's not much time left to spread the word.
drats, I missed it, but here's an unforgettable ad for Michael Steele
Thanks for the heads up - I will be watching!!!
Just WOW - setting my automatic timer for both days -
They are saying at 5pm EST "Big Story Weekend"
I watch Fox News on a regular basis
Why did Fox News bury the story ?
You haven't missed it yet. 5pm est "Big Story Weekend"
I saw it when it was bootlegged up to Google Video a few months ago. It must be seen to be believed.
call/email everyone you know to watch this
thanks so much!
Is this available on DVD?
Yes, dim Dems have the right not to be terrorized by terrorists.
go here for the DVD
This is a 12-minute ABRIDGED version of the multi-award winning documentary, Obsession: Radical Islams's War ... all » ... all » Against The West - a riveting new documentary that exposes the threat of Radical Islam in a way never seen before!
This featurette was designed to give the viewer an overview of the scope of the film - and the threat of Radical Islam. The full film will be available in theatres soon. In the meantime, a 60-minute version is available for purchase at www.ObsessionTheMovie.com
The film and filmmakers have been featured on major CNN, MSNBC, Fox TV and other top US radio & TV talkshows.
To view these interviews, as well as clips from the film, visit: www.ObsessionTheMovie.com