Reaction to Obsession DVD distribution shows many Americans clueless about jihad, Part 2: “DVD on radical Islam offends Lemoyne recipient,” by Carrie Cassidy for The Patriot-News (Central Pennyslvania), September 11:
Sally Lopez said she opened the mailbox at her Lemoyne home on Monday and found a DVD entitled “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.”
The independently released documentary showed scenes from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and other attacks in London, Madrid, Spain and Beslan, Russia.
Lopez said she was offended by the DVD.
Right on, sister. I’m offended by jihad violence too. The murders of innocent civilians in the Twin Towers, subways in Madrid, buses in London, and in school in Russia, all by jihadists — these murders offend me deeply.
But of course, that wasn’t what offended this good citizen. What offended her was hearing about it.
And after learning her daughter, who lives in York, also received a copy, Lopez said she wondered whether there was political motivation behind the mailing.
“My thing is, I’m not stupid. There are definitely radical Islamic cells all over the world, but we also have the Aryan Nation, the [Ku Klux Klan], all kinds of hate groups out there,” Lopez said. “They’re just instilling fear in us. I’m tired of living in fear.”
Right. Best to ignore them all. Then they will just go away. And as for Ms. Lopez’s casual moral equivalence, the Aryan Nations and the KKK haven’t committed over 10,000 acts of violence around the world since 9/11 alone. They don’t have international organizations stretching from Europe to Indonesia. But never mind. It’s all just fearmongering.