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Former U.S. Army, SPC E-4, Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. If you are or have ever been a soldier, you have friends in my house.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West

With the limited amount of time that I have to do this during my work week, I sometimes have trouble keeping up with things.

But I heard on the Jim Quinn radio show this morning about a recent film which gives an unprecedented view of what makes up the mindset of radical Islam -- in the Middle East, Europe, and even here in the States -- and how their message has been spread around the world with frightening efficiency.

I found it in this post from Sunday by the intrepid crew of the USS Neverdock, a blog which delves into multiple issues from around the world on a daily basis. The clips within the post eventually direct you to this page in YouTube, in which you may view the entire movie in a series of eight clips lasting about ten minutes or so apiece.

The film is called Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West, and was directed, written and edited by Wayne Kopping.

This is just one of many chilling quotes from the film:
People, think about it, yes, jihad does mean 'self-struggle', struggle within. But so does Mein Kampf. Mein Kampf means 'my struggle'. But what struggle? Nazism had a struggle with what? What did the Jews do to tango in Nazi Germany? Jihad is being used in the Middle East as struggle with the Jewish people, struggle with the West.

---Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist
This film contains numerous samples of real terrorist propaganda films, using everything from traditional film work to MTV-style music videos, portraying America and George Bush as Satan. One in particular shows a clip of the Statue of Liberty as seen from behind, with a blood-red sky and sea in the background. When the camera pans around to show the Lady's face, it is that of a grinning skull.

This film also goes in depth into how American media and academia was quick to rush in and ask -- very loudly -- "what did we do to make them so mad?" Whether intentionally or just by dint of how we view ourselves as people who are above such acts, these two aspects of our own society have done much to fuel radical Islam's beliefs that we are weak and easily consumed.

Folks, I can't stay up to watch the whole thing this morning because I have to get some sleep before I go to work again tonight. But I do plan on watching it a bit at a time for the next few days, and letting it sink in as I do it.

I cannot more strongly recommend that you do the same...and spread the word. America needs to see this.

FAIR WARNING: The film you will be watching contains a great many disturbing images, including parts of the Eugene Armstrong decapitation film, and several clips involving the corruption and murder of children. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN to see this without seeing it first yourself.