The documentary on radical Islam that many are calling a "must-see" is set to release this Friday – one week after the seventh anniversary marking the horrific 9/11 attacks that struck at the heart of America.
"I encourage everybody to see this film ... you definitely get an incredible education by watching this film ... the movie left many of us speechless," commented CNN Newsroom Anchor Kyra Phillips in a published endorsement of the "heart wrenching" documentary.
"'Obsession' reflects the facts of radical Islam," added Major General Paul Vallelly, military analyst for FOX News. "This needs to be seen by everybody in America and in Europe."
Using actual footage from Arabic TV rarely seen in the West, and interviews with former terrorists, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" documents the call for world domination and global jihad that are made by Islamic leaders daily. The undercover footage shows suicide bomber initiations, the indoctrination of young children into hate and violence, secret jihad meetings and public celebrations of 9/11.
"Image after image, example after example... ["Obsession"] is shocking beyond belief..." stated Fox News' Sean Hannity.
Since the distribution of the pre-release edition, "Obsession" has generated intense public interest. Fox News ran a one-hour prime time special on the film nine times in two weeks due to the high ratings it received. It has been the talk of several radio shows, including CNN News, The Glenn Beck program, Fox News' Hannity and Colmes, BBC/PBS, and many others.
The New York Times, NY Post and other newspapers also covered the recent controversy when administrators from Pace University attempted to prevent the screening of "Obsession," fearing Muslim opposition.
"'Obsession' shows that what the West perceives as seemingly isolated acts of terrorism are actually viewed by radical Islamists as integral parts of the global war they are waging against us," the documentary's promoters explained.
"You do not have to read between the lines here – their message is loud and clear," they added, referring to the calls made by Islamic leaders as featured in the documentary.
Produced around two years ago, "Obsession" traces similarities between the Nazi movement of World War II and the "Islamo-fascists" of today and features interviews with Sir Martin Gilbert, Alan Dershowitz, Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, a former Federal Prosecutor, a former Hitler Youth Commander, as well as anti-Islamist Muslims including the daughter of a terrorist, a former Palestinian terrorist, a Palestinian journalist, and the director of the Palestinian Media Watch.
To date, "Obsession" has been awarded Best Feature Film at the Liberty Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston. It was also an Official Selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Great Lakes Film Festival, the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the Beloit International Film Festival.