NCC issues statement upon large-scale distribution of free Obsession DVDs

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) has issued a statement condemning the film Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. While the film, which equates Islam with terrorism, was originally released in 2006, 28 million free DVDs were sent to homes in September as part of an anti-Democratic, anti-Obama fear tactic.

“We are deeply troubled by the apparent intent of a film that presents a barrage of violent images, pieced together with the voices of commentators who move from speaking of “radical Islam” to impugning Islam and Muslims more generally and presenting fear-mongering parallels between today’s extremist terrorists and the Nazis. The National Council of Churches and its member churches consistently and adamantly denounce anti-Semitism in all its forms and condemn all forms of ethnic, racial, and religious hatred, including the Islamophobia typified in this film.”

The NCC brings together thirty-five national Protestant and Orthodox churches.

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Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio; no evidence of hate crime found

After the anti-Muslim documentary ‘Obsession’ began being distributed in Ohio, a chemical irritant was sprayed through the window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, during Friday prayers in Dayton, Ohio. About 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service where a room housing babies and children while their parents prayed, was sprayed and gassed. Children immediately felt burning on their faces, and reported feeling sick in their stomach; several were taken to the hospital to be examined. Dayton emergency and HAZMAT personnel arrived on the scene. While a can of pepper spray was found outside the mosque, firefighters and HAZMAT did not detect pepper spray in the air. Dayton police said that there is no indication that the incident was a hate crime, with not enough evidence to make a connection.