Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, arguing that a DVD produced by the Clarion Fund constituted prohibited political activity. The Clarion Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, produced a DVD titled "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" and distributed millions of copies of the DVD. CAIR thinks the DVD is intended to support John McCain's campaign, but the Chronicle article doesn't provide enough information about the DVD to give a reader a sense of the content of the DVD. The Clarion website contains information about the DVD, including a trailer. So far the Elections Commission has not contacted Clarion.