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Arsenio Orteza
World Magazine

Atomic Jihad, the title of Joel Gilbert's latest socio-political documentary, is an attention-getter all right, but it's the subtitle - "Ahmadinejad's Coming War for Islamic Revival and Obama's Politics of Defeat" - that will earn it the required-viewing status it deserves among anyone still in the dark about the global big picture.

While the media and politicians stalk such chimera du jour as the "swine-flu epidemic" and "climate change," the far more obvious and dangerous threat represented by the leader of Iran gets treated like a dog-bites-man story that will go away if only we ignore it long enough. Atomic Jihad, however, reminds us that it refuses to go away.

In Atomic Jihad, excerpts of speeches of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad run through the documentary, speeches that show him promising, over and over, the imminent restoration of Islam to the global pre-eminence it enjoyed until the Industrial Revolution, a pre-eminence that was not only economic and military, but also religious and political.

What's even more troubling is that the documentary examines another Islamic country as well: the United States of America. Interwoven with the speeches of Ahmadinejad are those of President Barack Obama, speeches in which the Muslim-reared leader of the free world, amid effulgent praise for the glories of Islam, promises Ahmadinejad and Muslims worldwide that under his administration the U.S. will be as Islamo-friendly as it was Islamo-antagonistic under George W. Bush.


Atomic Jihad is an eye-opening political documentary about the rising threat of Islamist thoughts and goals and will help you understand why President Obama’s views on “a new beginning with the Muslim world” don’t mesh with President Ahmadinejad’s views. I highly recommend this very informative film.

Lex Zaleta

Atomic Jihad is not Obama bashing. It is a wake-up slap to the head for those millions of sleepwalkers who believe that universal peace is just around the corner. It is wonderful to hear America's leader speak of "shared hopes and common dreams," but we must also listen closely to the daily death threats against America that are spewed out by Islamic leaders. Atomic Jihad turns up the volume on that anti-American rhetoric and shines a spotlight on those who wish to see the "Great Satan" destroyed. Is Obama listening? Let's heed the warning.

The Hollywood Interview

ATOMIC JIHAD is a fascinating glimpse into the history of the modern extremist Muslim movement in Iran, beginning with the 1979 Islamic Revolution to today’s Islamist government, headed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Objective, well-researched, and riveting to watch.

- Alex Simon