Interfaith Group Blasts Obsession

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

An interfaith group blasted the creators and distributors of a film critical of radical Islam.

At a news conference Tuesday in Washington, Interfaith Alliance chairman Rabbi Jack Moline described the film, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War with the West" as a "thinly veiled call for disparagement and distrust of all Muslims."

By "exercising the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution," the film's distributors have "attempted, by inference and innuendo, to limit the rights of Muslims to enjoy the free exercise of their faith," he said.

Twenty-eight million DVD copies of the film were distributed in U.S. presidential election swing states by the Clarion Fund, a nonprofit organization founded by Raphael Shore, a producer and co-writer of the film.