UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANISTAN cancels screening of ‘American Sniper’ because it made members of Muslim Brotherhood front group “feel unsafe”

By BI: According to the College Fix, more than 300 MUSLIM students protested the decision to screen the film because it advanced “negative and misleading stereotypes” against Muslims. The online petition was started by a Hamas solidarity group called the ‘Students Allied for Freedom and Equality’ and the notorious al-Qaeda affiliated Muslim Brotherhood front group, ‘Muslim Students’ Association.’

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Free Beacon The petition states:  “The movie American Sniper not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim … rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer,” according to an online letter circulated among the campus community via Google Docs that garnered the signatures.

The signers were mostly students, but also some staff, as well as the Muslim Students’ Association and the president of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, a Palestinian solidarity group at UMich.

The online memo, titled a “collective letter from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Muslim students on campus,” accused the public university of “tolerating dangerous anti-Muslim and anti-MENA propaganda” by showing the movie, the highest grossing film of 2014. […]

“Chris Kyle was a ‘racist’ (What ‘race’ is Islam?) who took a disturbing stance on murdering Iraqi civilians,” the collective letter stated. “Middle Eastern characters in the film are not lent an ounce of humanity and watching this movie is provocative and unsafe to MENA and Muslim students who are too often reminded of how little the media and world values their lives.  … The University of Michigan should not participate in further perpetuating these negative and misleading stereotypes.”

"BUH BYE!"

“BUH BYE!”

“While our intent was to show a film, the impact of the content was harmful, and made students feel unsafe and unwelcomed at our program,” said the Center for Campus Involvement, the group that was putting on the film. “We deeply regret causing harm to members of our community, and appreciate the thoughtful feedback provided to us by students and staff alike.”

“We have elected to pull the film from this week’s program and screen another movie in its place that we believe better creates the fun, engaging atmosphere we seek, without excluding valued members of our community.” Michigan instead chose to play Paddington Bear, a children’s movie about a young bear from England in search of a new home.

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Some students were upset that the university did not take a stand against “outrageous claims.”

“It would be nice to see the university … take a stand against outrageous claims of ‘student exclusion,’” sophomore Jason Weaver told the College Fix. “The film American Sniper in no way creates student exclusion any more than Saving Private Ryan.

Both show American soldiers at war, the atrocities of war, and the costs of war, yet I’m sure Saving Private Ryan would not illicit the same response. Just because the enemy in American Sniper shares ethnicity with students on campus does not mean they are conflated as the enemy any more than a German student should be conflated with Nazism.”

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  • Marco Vincent

    Chris Kyle—the REAL CAPTAIN AMERICA.

    • Eric

      Right on, Marco. You know, you talk about America’s culture and events so well, and speak–or should I say write–English so well, that I would not have guessed you were from another nation entirely if you never told me. lol

      • Grandmere

        He’s an international man of mystery. I thought everyone knew that.

        • Eric

          hehehehe. 🙂

  • richinnameonly

    The should feel unsafe, just as they make us feel. And then they should be run out of the country.

  • Delta Rain

    Good ol’ victimization technique. Why change it, if it keeps working?

  • xavier

    Strange no one cares about how Christians may feel but are worried what Muslims may be hurt with!!!!!

    I guess the Muslim Brotherhood may have threatened to behead them or something 😛 they know we Christian’s are nothing more then a sloth wont do much harm

  • Grandmere

    I hope the sophisticated students at the Univ. of Michigan were able to grasp the deep, hidden truth of Paddington. My kids got it before they hit first grade.

  • Grandmere

    That’s great. The thought of college students watching Paddington gave a whole new meaning to dumbing down.