Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West is a 2005 documentary co-written and directed by South African director, Wayne Kopping. The film centers around the perceived thread of radical Islam to the Western civilization. Featuring extensive Arab television footage of radical Islamic leaders preaching hate speeches and inciting global jihad, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West denoted the similarities between the movement of Islamism and the Nazi movement in WWII.
The movie begins with a statement that radical Islam is a dangerous ideology fueled by religious hatred. The film points out that true Islamism is deeply rooted in peace. Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West has earned critical review and lauded for its efforts to spread the word about the end result of hatred and bias. While some of the biggest names in the media have praised the film, others slam the film, calling it Islamophobic with a political agenda.