This claim is self-evidently absurd: Obsession was made several years before the 2008 campaign, and contains no exhortations to vote for anyone. It is also quite revealing that they think — and don’t seem to care if their actions make anyone else think — that to distribute an anti-jihad terror film is to agitate for one candidate over another, which is tacitly admitting that one candidate would not fight against jihad terror.
Clearly CAIR is very, very afraid of this film, and of how it might awaken the American people. “Muslim group asks IRS to investigate ‘Obsession’ DVDs,” by Ashley Gipson for Religion News Service, October 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
WASHINGTON “” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has urged the IRS to investigate the distribution of more than 20 million “anti-Muslim” DVDs to see if the distributor, the Clarion Fund, has violated its tax-exempt status.
The producers of the film, “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,” say it will “change the way you look at the world.” It was delivered to homes as a newspaper insert.
“Independent observers have suggested that the distribution of the DVD was an obvious attempt by the Clarion Fund to participate in campaign activities and intervene in the 2008 presidential election,” CAIR said.
The film was distributed after the Labor Day start of the election season, and 95% of the papers that carried the DVD were in swing states. CAIR has asked the IRS to strip the Clarion Fund of its tax-exempt status if it finds evidence of wrongdoing.
“A non-profit group’s tax-exempt status should not be misused to promote political candidates or to influence the outcome of an election,” said Nihad Awad, CAIR executive director….