On a Sunday morning just weeks before the presidential election, Priscilla Linsley opened her local Denver newspaper and discovered a DVD inside.
"I was shocked at the content and horrified that this had been in my Sunday paper," said Linsley, a 74-year-old Democrat, who watched about half of the video before throwing it in the trash.
"I have Muslim friends and respect Islam as a religion and felt that this was really hateful," said Linsley.
The hourlong film on DVD, "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West," was made by Israeli filmmaker Raphael Shore and shows disturbing, sometimes violent images.
Rima Barakat Sinclair, who is Muslim and a Republican, was so angry she called her local lawmakers in Denver.
"It is riddled not only with misleading facts but outright fabrication," said Barakat Sinclair.
In September, some 28 million of the "Obsession" DVD's were distributed as advertising inserts in 70 newspapers, primarily in critical swing states such as Colorado, Florida and Ohio.