Obsession focuses on the nature of the ideology of Radical Islam. It presents this ideology’s threats both in graphical terms of terrorist acts committed as well as in the words of its leaders themselves. In particular, Obsession highlights the abuse of children by their indoctrination into the ideology of hatred for Jews, the United States, its allies, and western civilization as a whole.
There is no terrorist threat. There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism. And yes there will be acts of terrorism again but that does not mean that there is some massive terrorist threat. (Michael Moore, Writer and director of Fahrenheit 9/11)
Our satellite channels deserve the name “media of terrorism.” They spread among the youth ideas that might not be considered outright terrorism but spread extremism. Such extremism is the beginning of violence and fanaticism, and violence leads to terrorism. Fanaticism, extremism, violence, terrorism. (Adb Al-Hamid Al-Ansari, Former Dean of Islamic Law, Qatar University; Bahrain TV, 2005)
They are killing the infidels just like the preacher in the mosque told them to do. It’s their duty to kill them.(Nonie Darwish, Daughter of a Shahid (Martyr))
Obsession does not shy away from presenting the similarities between National Socialism in 1930’s Germany and the current world-wide ideology of Radical Islam. It lays out the case for linking the anti-Semitism of the 1930s to the current Radical Islamist and National fundamentalists.
I think the worst form of child abuse is teaching a child to hate. What we have on Palestinian TV and on Saudi TV over and over again are little kids being taught songs “I want to be a suicide bomber.” The youth who are listening to this day and night what do you expect to happen? (Walid Shoebat, Former PLO terrorist)
In the 1930s the danger of Nazism was there. It was in everything Hitler wrote and said and in everything the Nazi authorities did in the corruption of a whole generation of German youth through the propaganda of Nazism in schools. Well people thought, “well this is a German problem it is a limited problem we have our own problems we have our unemployment.” And I think the same is true today. They don’t connect the dots. They don’t connect the acts together. They don’t see that Islamic fundamentalism is a global network and a global problem. (Sir Martin Gilbert, Author and historian)
I watched anti-semitism since I was a young kid and now the world is reaping. These eggs are hatching and what’s coming out is literally something that comes out of Nazi Germany. The same as in Nazi Germany. The boy scouts — we had the youth. The youth was being robbed from being youth. (Walid Shoebat, Former PLO terrorist)
I was a very intense believer in the Nazi ideology and I know what the supreme dedication to an ideology can do. It is absolutely correct to say if you can’t learn from the events of Nazi Germany you will not be able to grasp the true intent of the danger of the Radical Muslim world today. You are simply hiding.
… The idea that Radical Muslims have and that Nazis had is to demonize the Jews. They just turn them into demons. This is exactly what happened in Germany. Now can you imagine we were “enlightened people” and we fell for this. Why wouldn’t Muslims fall for this?
Obsession is very clearly not a documentary against Muslims or Arabs. It does not criticize Islamic culture, political entities or address religious issues. It focuses solely on the ideology of Radical Islam: its origin, indoctrination and consequences. (The fuller version of Obsession may tackle these.)
… This is a crime that the Muslim world commits against its children. Hitler committed a crime against young Germans. It took a long time to see that but what the Muslims do to their own children is even worse. (Alfons Heck, Former Hitler Youth Officer)
Deliberate hatred is contrary to charity. Hatred of the neighbor is a sin when one deliberately wishes him evil. Hatred of the neighbor is a grave sin when one deliberately desires him grave harm. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:44-46) [Catechism of The Catholic Church 2nd ed. 1997, No. 2303]