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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I did see the DVD in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, and
brought it home (with permission of my hostess) because I wanted to do just
this sort of digging.&nbsp;&nbsp; I don’t yet know what I can do, but I find it
very disturbing.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Liz Perch<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Savannah, GA 31404<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>(215)808 6537 (cell and voicemail)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>adminasst@sayma.org<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> lee2garner@aol.com
[mailto:lee2garner@aol.com] <br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:04 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> central-phila@quaker.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [central-phila] Fwd: The DVD that was in your Sunday Paper<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>I was alarmed by the DVD that arrived with my local Sunday paper,
tucked into the sale advertisements. Is this part of conservative America's
election strategy- to give this movie free to all Americans as a way of
engaging their fears of Islam and heightening their warrior mentality, in the
hopes that McCain will benefit? &nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>It is an hour long film called OBSESSION: RADICAL ISLAM'S WAR
AGAINST THE WEST, &quot; a pre-release one hour edition. As seen on CNN and FOX
News....required viewing for everyone.&quot; &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>I looked up the sponsoring institution, The Clarion Fund and found
that my guess was accurate. How disturbing, that a single individual is paying
for this and that the organization is clearly supporting McCain, although it is
illegal. It is being sent with every Sunday paper in swing states!<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Please counter this publically! &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>Who is the &quot;Clarion
Fund&quot; and why is it paying for placing 28 million copies of &quot;<a
href="http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/" target="_blank"
title="http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/"><span style='color:#975229'>Obsession:
Radical Islam's War Against the West</span></a>&quot; DVD's in swing state
newspapers?&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>The Clarion Fund, who's website
only identifies the group as &quot;a 501(c)(3) organization. We are independent
and do not accept funding from the U.S. Government, political institutions, or
foreign organizations.&quot; It does not identify who it's board of directors
are, but says it's &quot;mission is to educate Americans about issues of
national security.&quot; Their focus &quot;is on the most urgent threat of
radical Islam. By utilizing the following three mediums, Clarion Fund is
helping Americans understand that the mainstream media is not adequately
conveying the reality of radical Islam.&quot;</span><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>Through some web digging, I was
able to identify three players, Raphael Shore who is a Canadian citizen who is
the producer/co-writer of the film and founder of the Clarion Fund, Wayne Kopping,
a South African national, the director and co-writer and Gregory Ross, who is
the communications director of this New York based non-profit group. Ross was
&quot;originally from Los Angeles and have lived overseas for many years. I
moved back to LA from New York after 9-11, and a stint on Wall Street, and
started working in the Hollywood Entertainment community.&quot; Ross does not
disclose how the film was produced, but is quoted as saying &quot;The film was
financed by a concerned citizen who has a long standing relationship with our
organization. The cost was under $500k and it took over a year to
complete.&quot; Something about this group doesn't pass the smell test,
particularly when no information is available about its donors and board of
directors.&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>Maybe most concerning about this
film is that, <a
href="http://www.artlindsey.com/politics/inside-obsession-an-interview-with-gregory-ross/"
target="_blank"
title="http://www.artlindsey.com/politics/inside-obsession-an-interview-with-gregory-ross/"><span
style='color:#975229'>according to Ross</span></a> &quot;I know that the U.S.
Department of the Navy uses the film and that it has also been shown on Capitol
Hill on many occasions in order to education politicians. We have also screened
it at countless universities and colleges. However we are unsure as to if it is
being used in their curriculums – we certainly hope it is.&quot; A film
that&nbsp;</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>By law, 501(c)(3) organizations
are not permitted to engage in political activity, endorse or oppose political
candidates, or donate money or time to political campaigns, so it was
surprising to learn that there was an article on the group's new Web site, <a
href="http://www.radicalislam.org/" target="_blank"
title="http://www.radicalislam.org/">www.radicalislam.org</a>, that backed
Republican presidential candidate John McCain. The article discussed both
candidates and concludes:</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>&quot;McCain's policies seek to
confront radical Islamic extremism and terrorism and roll it back while
[Barack] Obama's, although intending to do the same, could in fact make the
situation facing the West even worse.&quot;</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>According to Clarion Fund director
of communications Gregory Ross, the article &quot;crossed the line&quot; and
was removed.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>Gregory Ross also said in an
interview with <a
href="http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.aspx?GUID?1BB207-6426-4F2D-9382-3321B29E766F"
target="_blank"
title="http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.aspx?GUID?1BB207-6426-4F2D-9382-3321B29E766F"><span
style='color:#975229'>Frontpage magazine</span></a>, a right-wing online
publication, &quot;we are just a few weeks from completely our next
documentary, “<a href="http://www.radicalislam.org/content/third-jihad"
target="_blank" title="http://www.radicalislam.org/content/third-jihad"><span
style='color:#975229'>The Third Jihad</span></a>” - though it is not a sequel.
This new film will take a look at radical Islam’s activities here in the U.S.
We should be releasing the film in early October. So stay tuned.&quot;&nbsp;</span><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:15.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#333333'>Stay tuned indeed, as this group
tries to scare voters with their own form of psychological terrorism.</span><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:10.5pt'><span style='font-size:7.5pt;
font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#5283E4'>POSTED BY GARK AT <a
href="http://popprog.blogspot.com/2008/09/clarion-fund-puts-lipstick-on-terrorism.html"
target="_blank"
title="http://popprog.blogspot.com/2008/09/clarion-fund-puts-lipstick-on-terrorism.html"><span
style='color:#2E68C3'>SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008</span></a>&nbsp;</span><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><img
border=0 width=18 height=13 id=MA1.1221592935 src="cid:X.MA1.1221592935@aol.com"><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#5283E4'>LABELS: <a
href="http://popprog.blogspot.com/search/label/Clarion%20Fund" target="_blank"
title="http://popprog.blogspot.com/search/label/Clarion Fund"><span
style='color:#975229'>CLARION FUND</span></a>, <a
href="http://popprog.blogspot.com/search/label/Dirty%20Politics" target="_blank"
title="http://popprog.blogspot.com/search/label/Dirty Politics"><span
style='color:#975229'>DIRTY POLITICS</span></a></span><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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