Wednesday, January 10, 2007


In his blog, Dizzy Thinks kindly alerted us to a story, featured in the New York Post, concerning the documentary film Obsession. Apparently a Jewish student group at the city’s Pace University has been warned by the college authorities not to show the critically-acclaimed film about radical Islam; if they do, they could implicate themselves as suspects in two recent hate crimes at the college involving the desecration of the Koran. The authorities have also told the group that if they go ahead and screen it, they will be reported to the police.

This sort of action is very worrying – although, given the make-up of most American campus authorities, regrettably hardly a surprise. The film was actually shown on Fox TV last November, but remains unseen in Britain. The New Culture Forum hopes to put that right this year.


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