The Clarion Funds Next Release, The Third Jihad & More About Obsession

September 18, 2008

The Clarion Fund’s new video, The Third Jihad, will have a limited theatrical release next month on October 10, “and then, shortly afterwords, it will be for sale on the web.” As to whether the American people will get another scare tactic DVD for free in their newspaper, is unclear so far.

Tom Trento of WatchObsession explained the new video’s title, saying that the “first Jihad was Mohammed,” the second was the Ottoman Empire and the third raises the alarm about radical Islam “trying to take over the U.S.”

Wayne Kopping the  director and co-writer of Obsession, according to a News Hound article is a very devout Jew who has also done a very pro-Israel movie “Relentless.” He says in that article:

Until one has seen “Obsession” one may have a hard time seeing a connection between the Radical Muslims and the Nazis,

He even adds this line

We take it a step further, though, and we show that Radical Islam has many of its strategic roots in Nazism.

I do give Wayne Kopping credit though for saying this in a FOX News piece:

As we state several times in the film, the majority of Muslims are not “radical.” Therefore, one should not make the mistake of assuming every Muslim man or woman you meet is a potential terrorist.

It’s advisable to listen closely to what those in the Islamic community are saying and how they are saying it!

Raphael Shore who is the producer/co-writer of the film and founder of the Clarion Fund and described by Kopping as the visionary, commented to Fox News on the fact that the funding for this movie is so secretive.

At the recommendation of a number of experts we worked with in making the film, many of the individuals and organizations who helped make this film possible requested anonymity. Tragically, we’ve seen numerous times the response of the radicals to those who openly expose or disagree with them.

I still feel very uncomfortable about not knowing where the funding is coming from. Isn’t the point of a democracy that things are done in the open. I suspect they don’t want people following the money trail to see where it leads them. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a hardcore McCain support, or Pro-Israel group.

But what troubles me more then where the funding comes from is Shores idea.

We need to develop a pre-emptive national security policy. World leaders need to stop promoting the dangerous policies of appeasement that have allowed countries like Iran to get to the brink of producing nuclear weapons…FOX News

What does he mean by develop a pre-emptive national security policy? You mean where we bomb trouble makers before they make trouble, or we send in air strikes and drones to a country that resist our national interest. Well Mr. Shore will be pleased to know that Bush has perfected his national security policy. Has it made us any safer? or have we made the flames of American hatred even hotter?

These Pro-Democracy and Freedom people keep saying we can’t allow these terrorist countries to develop nuclear weapons because they will use them against their enemies, but isn’t that what we did with them?

And Israel has thousands of nuclear weapons. At the same time declaring how much they hate Islam and Muslims. Don’t other countries have a right to protect themselves? Regardless of the fact that the UN inspectors said Iran isn’t producing nuclear weapons, they were just trying to become more energy independent.

I’m not against what the makers of the movie are trying to do. I honestly believe the have good intentions. What I don’t approve of, is how they are going about promoting their movie.

It just feels like a left over political trick from Carl Rove. To induce fear before the election so people will vote McCain. Could you imagine if people found out that this trick is some how connected or endorsed by the McCain campaign. Maybe that’s why the funding is so discrete.

Look at this British Polll Below about who the world sees as the biggest enemies of freedom! Often when you go out searching for monsters, you turn into the very thing you hate!

The Clarion Fund and Obsession, Radical Islam’s War Against The West

September 16, 2008

Who Is The Clarion Fund?

At this time all I have is 3 people. Raphael Shore who is the producer/co-writer of the film and founder of the Clarion Fund, Wayne Kopping the director and co-writer and Gregory Ross the communications director of the New York based non-profit group.

Obession DVD package

Obsession DVD package

The Huffington Post reports that the Clarion Fund has sent 28 million DVDs to at least 70 newspapers in swing states to place at the doorstep of newspaper subscribers

At least part of the mailing was sent under the postal permit of Christians United for Israel, a leading Christian Zionist organization. Which also seems to have promoted the DVD on This book by David Brog, interesting enough the forwword is by John Hagee, a BIG time supporter of Israel.

Tom Trento, who heads, the group that distributed the movie at the Democratic and Republican parties’ nominating conventions, told JewsOnFirst that their goal is to awaken the country…before the election so everyone can “see the insidious nature of radical Islam.” Trento said,

his group’s website then directs viewers of the video to “a scorecard that shows how elected officials have voted” on terrorism-related issues so they can decide “how they can intelligently vote” in November.

A Haaretz story about the film reveals Shore’s direct affiliation with Aish:

Shore, incidentally, was the director of both Aish HaTorah International and the Hasbara Fellowships, a pro-Israel advocacy group.

Shore says in that article:

“I don’t understand why it’s biased if Jews are behind the creation of an objective film,” he says. “There’s nothing wrong with Jews saying the radical Islamists are coming, just like there’s nothing wrong with Jews in Nazi Germany saying the Nazis are coming.”

He later adds:

“Many evangelical Christians are waking up and becoming passionate about this issue,” says Shore.

I found this comment on a blog

They’re sending 28-million Americans copies of a film whose producers won’t even reveal who financed their project?  One has to ask why th

e latter are holding back?  What are they afraid of?  Why would a Sheldon Adelson, Michael Steinhardt or other similar Republican Jewish Coalition donor’s try to hide their association with this film?  And why should America’s newspapers be a party to this fraud?

What scare me is we have effectively associated the word terrorist with Muslims and anti-Americanism. But yet we never mention the real decision makers in the world. the one’s that sit in boardrooms with their suits and ties, and decide to bomb these countries that now conveniently hate us so much.

There is also no discussion about the forming of radical Islam in the late 70’s by our government and men like Zbigniew Brzezinski. Who admitted we paid Muslims, trained them and told them to go into Russia during the Cold war.We even paid for textbooks to be printed according to the Washington Post, that taught children this idea of radical Islam.

CIA even had a contact in Afghanistan to lead these soldiers, Osama Bin Laden. Brzezinski admits he manipulated this whole line of events to bleed Russia and bankrupt them. He wanted to start a “Vietnam” war for Russia.

I found all of this very disturbing, you can view my letter to the editor of my local newspaper here