Another protest of a campus showing of the movie "American Sniper" by muslim students. This time in Maryland.
The University of Maryland announced it will postpone indefinitely an upcoming screening of “American Sniper” after Muslim students protested – calling the film Islamophobic, racist and nationalistic.
“American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason,” read a petition launched by the university’s Muslim Students Association. “This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes.”
The critically-acclaimed film about the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was supposed to be screened May 6 and 7. It was “postponed” on April 22 by the university’s Student Entertainment Events (SEE).
This is not the first time that Muslims and their supporters have tried to silence the film.
In early April the University of Michigan canceled a campus screening only to later reverse that decision after a national uproar.
Similarly, when the film was shown at Eastern Michigan University, the Usual Suspects disrupted the showing.
Ahmed Abbas, earning his Ph.D. in psychology, Layali Alsadah, junior majoring in psychology, Jenna Hamed, senior majoring in apparel and textiles merchandise, and Sabreen Dari, junior majoring in psychology, worked with 35 other students to shut down the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. showings of the Academy Award-winning film.
The protesters filed onto the stage under the screen and held up two signs. One read, “Is this your idea of dialogue?” and the other one had the definition of propaganda.
Hamed began speaking to the crowd about why the protesters where there.
“Do you want me to play a movie painting your people this way?” Hamed asked the crowd.
Department of Public Safety officers were called to escort the students out. According to Sergeant Shana Thompson, four students were arrested for disturbing the peace. They were released 40 minutes later and no charges were filed.
In March, they pulled this stunt at the University of Missouri and they're planning another protest on a campus in Texas.
Frankly, this is typical of the Left. No one is forcing anyone to watch this movie anywhere that it's being shown, but the Liberal Left--the ones who always claim to support "choice", are now demanding that NO ONE even have the choice to see this movie.
The Muslims Student Association said “American Sniper” creates a “dangerous climate for Muslim students and severely devalues the community atmosphere.”So there you go. You can't be trusted to make up your own mind. In the name of making mostly foreign students here feel safe and/or included, Americans have to accept restrictions on their right to choose (unless they are choosing to have an abortion) and we all have to accept censorship, with the foreign kids and their peers making the call.
The MSA said the only way to make the University of Maryland more inclusive and diverse is to prevent “American Sniper” from being shown on campus.
Frankly, this is about as outrageous as a bunch of Japanese students coming to America in 1946 and demanding that no one be allowed to see a movie about Pearl Harbor.
well here's my suggestion to every muslim on an American campus who doesn't feel loved or welcomed: Either start working on your assimilation skills or just go back to whereever it is that you voluntarily came here from. I means, the last I checked, we no longer send our military abroad to kidnap muslim teens and force them to attend American universities.