PA: Anti-Islam DVD Offends Recipient (Patriot-News)


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. 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."

A representative of the New York-based Clarion Fund said the mailing wasn't meant to sway voters to one presidential candidate or the other. Gregory Ross, the nonprofit organization's director of communications, said the 28 million copies being mailed nationwide throughout September are going out to raise awareness of the threat America still faces from terrorism. (MORE)

 


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