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Group Swamps Swing States With Movie on Radical Islam
Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2008 | Kimberly Kindy

Posted on 10/26/2008 7:24:56 AM PDT by 3AngelaD

A New York-based organization has sent copies of a movie about Islamist extremism to more than 28 million houses and religious institutions in presidential election battleground states over the past several weeks...

Members of several Muslim groups have condemned the film, saying that it is inflammatory and that it could incite violence against them.

"It's a mind-boggling massive campaign. When you send material like this almost exclusively to presidential swing states that sends a message that you are trying to influence the election," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. "It's inappropriate as a nonprofit for the Clarion Fund to do...."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; moviereview; obsession; radicalislam; swingstates; terror

1 posted on 10/26/2008 7:24:56 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: 3AngelaD
Muslims complaining about insulting violence. Kind of like ayers calling the police on a news reporter.
2 posted on 10/26/2008 7:26:41 AM PDT by allmost
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To: 3AngelaD

I don’t think it’s targeted at battleground states. My realtives in California got it,too.


3 posted on 10/26/2008 7:26:53 AM PDT by cookcounty (Sarah and Todd Palin : They're more like us than we are.)
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To: allmost

Insulting=inciting, need more coffee...


4 posted on 10/26/2008 7:27:28 AM PDT by allmost
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To: 3AngelaD
This is a movie EVERY American should see.

I watched it last night and it lays bare the fact that we are in a all-out war, where one side, the radical, jihadists want to destroy our way of life, civilization, freedom, and as many of us as they can.

...and they are planning just that and are in it for the long term unless we stop them.

All Americans should see this film which is what the producers are attempting.

When they do, the absolute majority will then weigh very carefully who they vote for.




5 posted on 10/26/2008 7:31:19 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: All

I downloaded it from a P2P site myself....


6 posted on 10/26/2008 7:31:19 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: 3AngelaD

I think it needs to be said that those who object to this film are the ones who are anti muslim.

Islamic radicals kill more muslims than any other force or power in the world today. Islamic radicals have proven they are willing to kill any subgroup of muslims in order to hold power over others.

The refusal to speak honestly about their fascism is anti muslim.


7 posted on 10/26/2008 7:31:34 AM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: 3AngelaD
Members of several Muslim groups have condemned the film, saying that it is inflammatory and that it could incite violence against them.

Is today "Opposite Day" or something? It's the rest of the world that has to worry about Muslims committing violent acts against anyone who isn't Muslim, not the other way around.

8 posted on 10/26/2008 7:32:54 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: 3AngelaD
Wow...

Did they do this by sending the DVD in the mail?

I have often thought of how a candidate could get around the lame-stream-media and without giving away my ideas, this comes close. Very interesting tactic....

9 posted on 10/26/2008 7:34:18 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: cookcounty

That give me hope, I may find one in my mail in AL when I get home from Sweden in time to vote.


10 posted on 10/26/2008 7:35:29 AM PDT by JLS (Do you really want change being two guys from the majority of Congress with a 9% approval rating?)
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To: allmost

Perfect comparison! Have seen Obsession and it scares me. I wish it was mandatory for every American. It in no way damns all Muslim—ones who hate the radical Islam are speaking in it!


11 posted on 10/26/2008 7:35:51 AM PDT by nclaurel (No white flags from America in Iraq--hear that Biden!)
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To: 3AngelaD

“When you send material like this almost exclusively to presidential swing states that sends a message that you are trying to influence the election”

Gosh! that’s terrible! /S


12 posted on 10/26/2008 7:36:25 AM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: 3AngelaD

Mrs. Slim got a copy. Being unfamiliar with it she aksed if we whould watch it with dinner. I told her that might not be the best idea.


13 posted on 10/26/2008 7:39:14 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 3AngelaD
“When you send material like this almost exclusively to presidential swing states that sends a message that you are trying to influence the election”...
14 posted on 10/26/2008 7:39:21 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: 3AngelaD

I’ve seen the DVD (sent to one of my “kids”) and really got nothing new from it.


15 posted on 10/26/2008 7:42:05 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (RINOs? PUMA))
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To: Jeff Head

You know, I can’t stand Obama either but I don’t get the people who constantly show pictures of him in native costume.
It doesn’t make any sense to me.
McCain is of Scottish ancestry, so, should we constantly show pictures of him wearing a kilt?
When president Bush went to China, he dressed in a traditional Chinese costume. Does that mean he’s a Chinese communist now?


16 posted on 10/26/2008 7:46:39 AM PDT by kimchi lover (Joe the Plumber is my Homeboy!)
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To: Ancient Drive

LOL! I wonder what clued them in on such an insightful observation?


17 posted on 10/26/2008 7:46:50 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: lonestar67

Believing in nonviolent moderate Muslims is not a popular belief I. These parts, FRiend


18 posted on 10/26/2008 7:48:43 AM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: kimchi lover

Does that mean he’s a Chinese communist now?

He seems to agree with them more than he does with conservatives.


19 posted on 10/26/2008 7:54:37 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Ancient Drive

Trying to influence the election?

Like the biased reporting favoring ‘Ohno’ in the news media?


20 posted on 10/26/2008 7:57:21 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: 3AngelaD

Muslims are talking about something being inappropriate??? Surely the masters of human butchery jest!


21 posted on 10/26/2008 8:01:43 AM PDT by abclily
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To: taildragger
"Did they do this by sending the DVD in the mail?"

Yes, it comes in a mailer that leaves no doubt what it is. We got one a couple weeks ago and I was thrilled.

22 posted on 10/26/2008 8:02:12 AM PDT by buschbaby
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To: babygene

No kidding! What was his first clue?


23 posted on 10/26/2008 8:03:30 AM PDT by abclily
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To: kimchi lover
The point is this. Obama's background is replete with his involvement in the islamic faith, from his childhood up until his early twenties when he is pictured there on foreign soil dressed like that. That was no ceremonial occassion.

But then he lies about it and says he had no involvement. The fact that he is dishonest and disengenousous about something so intrinsic to his make-up is a major concern.

See:

THE AUDCAITY OF TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

When you add that to the fact that we are in a death strugle with Islamic Jihad, the concerns are all the more disconcerting.

You may not think it fair, but in World War II this country would never have considered electing a President who was schooled in Nazi Germany, a part of the Nazi youth, and who would then lie about that background. Sometimes common sense must over-ride emotional notions of fair play...particularly when you are being bamboozled.

24 posted on 10/26/2008 8:04:28 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 3AngelaD
When you send material like this almost exclusively to presidential swing states that sends a message that you are trying to influence the election," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Seems like it is saying, "this is a threat to the very existence of western civilization. Keep that in mind when you go to the polls."

I think it is a fine thing for a group to educate the voters like this. I don't know why CAIR has a problem with this unless they are on the side wanting to destroy western civilization.

25 posted on 10/26/2008 8:04:31 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson (Barak Obama: Satan's sock-puppet)
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To: kimchi lover
Did McCain wear a kilt while campaigning in Scotland for a close relative?

Bush wearing a Chinese costume /garb is insulting to Americans since Bush is NOT Chinese.I expect my President to be above playing "dress-up".Why should anyone demand or desire their guest to wear clothing not usual in his own culture,unless said clothing is part of some sport ?

26 posted on 10/26/2008 8:04:39 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: itsPatAmerican

This from someone on FR for six months.


27 posted on 10/26/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: lonestar67

How long do I need to keep my mouth shut? How long before I am part of the community? I’ll pass on having you pass judgment on my credentials.


28 posted on 10/26/2008 8:11:53 AM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: itsPatAmerican

You are part of the community. I am not telling you to be quiet. I get your point.

I am just ribbing you a bit about your youthful credentials.

You are certainly welcome to be at FR. I am aware of the various dispositions about Islam. I want to state my opinion as well.

I hope you continue to post on FR.


29 posted on 10/26/2008 8:13:49 AM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: lonestar67

Thanks. I was not condoning or condemning your stance, btw...just noting that it wasn’t the popular view. I personally don’t know enough (ok any) muslims so I don’t have an authoritative view on this. I do know that if I were Muslim popular opinion about my religion would be very disheartening.


30 posted on 10/26/2008 8:18:15 AM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: itsPatAmerican

Fair enough. I was probably being a bit too cheeky.


31 posted on 10/26/2008 8:20:13 AM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: allmost

Yes, they believe the New York group’s members should be beheaded as a response to their portrayal of the violence of such a dominant part of Islam.


32 posted on 10/26/2008 8:26:20 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Paladin2

I got one too but have not seen it. I figured there really wasn’t anything new for me....they’re animals that need to be exterminated..’nuff said.


33 posted on 10/26/2008 8:31:44 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: kimchi lover

If McCain dressed in a kilt during a visit to Scotland, so what?

But if Obama proudly dresses in Muslim garb during a visit to Kenya, campaigns for his Communist/Muslim/terrorist brother, gives him a million dollars to help him in his church-burning activities, and then instructs the press never to show that picture again and never again to use his middle name, then that means something. People ought to see that picture.

If McCain were to visit Ireland and put on the costume of the IRA, that would be a bit more equivalent to what Obama was up to. Although frankly the IRA these days, since the truce, looks pretty pale next to Islamic terrorists.


34 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:15 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Sorry, not brother, cousin.


35 posted on 10/26/2008 9:13:45 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 3AngelaD

When you send material like this almost exclusively to presidential swing states that sends a message that you are trying to influence the election,” said Ibrahim Hooper, YEAH LIKE ACORN DOES!


36 posted on 10/26/2008 9:38:31 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (THE NEW MILLIONAIRES CLUB : YOUR FRIENDLY NIEGHBORHOOD CONGRESSMEN)
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To: itsPatAmerican

I know enough Islamic history and practices to know it is a dangerous religion/political/world domination group of people.

If you have any doubts, read the several articles about what they are up to in the UK. They demanded and HAVE BEEN GIVEN the right to “rule their own” via Sharia courts. What is going to happen to the women and children there? It’s a nightmare. The UK is down the tubes unless and until there’s a reversal of the sick multi-cultural PC surrender to Islam.


37 posted on 10/26/2008 12:07:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: nclaurel

I wish I had a copy. My state isn’t a swing state, it’s a lost cause state.... :-(

I live in a red county in a sicko liberal state. Rural versus Portland and Eugene.


38 posted on 10/26/2008 12:09:18 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah

http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/

The DVD is about $12 and worth twice the price very scare and we can recognize it all around us!


39 posted on 10/26/2008 10:01:15 PM PDT by nclaurel (No white flags from America in Iraq--hear that Biden!)
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