April 23, 2015

American Sniper pulled AGAIN – Muslim group urged students to 'exercise their freedom of speech' to petition against 'Islamophobic' film

Rebel Staff
 

Another day, another university caving into the demands of Muslim groups.

The University of Maryland has decided to postpone its screening of American Sniper after the Muslim Students Association campaigned against the film.

RELATED: Muslim students continue jihad on 'American Sniper', yet another school cancels screening


A Change.org petition set up by the group attacked the film and urged students to 'exercise their freedom of speech' to get the movie cancelled.

“This war propaganda guised as art reveals a not-so-discreet Islamaphobic, violent, and racist nationalist ideology. A simple Google search will give you hundreds of articles that delve into how this film has fueled anti-Arab and anti-Islamic sentiments; its visceral "us verses them" narrative helps to proliferate the marginalization of multiple groups and communities - many of which exist here at UMD.

American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes. Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians suffered greatly in the Iraq war; innocent people were deposed from their homes, traumatized by war, and lost their spouse, parents, and children. This movie serves to do nothing but make a mockery out of such immense pain.

We ask that you exercise your freedom of speech to help us create a safer campus environment. It is imperative that we make our voices heard. Please join us in making a change to create a more inclusive and diverse community atmosphere. Be the change you wish to see in the world.”


According to Breitbart, the school's conservative group issued this response.

“The University of Maryland Student Entertainment Events (SEE) decided to screen American Sniper on May 6 and 7, 2015.  After meeting with concerned student organizations, SEE has decided to ‘postpone’ the movie.

If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere of diversity the University of Maryland purports to provide.”

RELATED: Freedom wins: University shoots down decision to not show 'American Sniper' despite complaints from Muslim students

It's insanely ironic that the group would encourage using free speech as a means to call for censorship.

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commented 2015-11-23 23:11:56 -0500
just stream the movie anyway,and show some initiative
commented 2015-05-15 16:15:24 -0400
It is a university

A place where tolerance is a one way street and will get worse

It is now also a place where students are taught WHAT to think and not HOW to think

Always remember that

You know of course that to be racist you have to be white – all other colours and races and creeds simple claim victim status
commented 2015-04-28 00:56:01 -0400
This is the result of the rule of Mr. OBAMA, who has been an apologist for islamic fundamentalism ever since his first day as POTUS. The left wing governments and politicians in Europe and North America are contributing to the destruction from within of their own countries, as envisioned by muslim leaders and preachers, all over the world.

Shame on those of us who, from stupidity and/or political calculation, aid and abet the third wave of jihad and the murderous attitude of Middle Eastern terrorists against christians!
commented 2015-04-24 23:21:30 -0400
Movie release date (DVD, Blu-Ray): May 19.
commented 2015-04-24 18:34:02 -0400
Muslims going against any war that America or Canada was involved with is like spitting on our countries. Muslims are also against remembrance day as well because it goes against their backgrounds. What about their consistent violence and mass murdering against all non muslims especially Christians right now? When is everybody going to stop listening to this outrageousness. This is not the middle east. This is not their country to rule so they can just learn to shut the hell up when it comes to our military and if they don’t like the movie then don’t watch it. They show no respect at all and would love to have their sharia ruling here. Whenever a muslim gathers a group together to complain about our country they should all be arrested and taken down to the sea shores by someone in a face mask or get a warning for being treasonous. One more treasonous offense, and out they go. Good bye to the trouble making trash.
commented 2015-04-24 09:33:43 -0400
Christians preach tolerance; Muslims spread intolerance! (unless you are a Muslim)
commented 2015-04-24 09:19:52 -0400
I was only going to view this movie. Now, I am going to buy it when it is released in Blu Ray in a few weeks.
commented 2015-04-24 06:50:50 -0400
In North America , Colleges and Universities are either totally funded or highly subsidized by the taxpayers. We own the facilities or we have chattel on every brick in the damn places. I am getting sick of hearing about spoiled little brats that have no clue about what the real world is like. And even more sicjk of being attacked by Muslims who come from hell holes and want to convert our country into the dream paradises promised by their profit. Go the heck home and don’t come back.
commented 2015-04-24 00:36:32 -0400
Is it wrong to condemn a religion who’s prophet was a murdering, thieving, village burning, raping pedophile?
Yes… Yes it is.
commented 2015-04-24 00:36:32 -0400
Is it wrong to condemn a religion who’s prophet was a murdering, thieving, village burning, raping pedophile?
Yes… Yes it is.
commented 2015-04-23 23:59:31 -0400
The Chang.org petition only had 318 people sign to prevent the movie from being shown. And it didn’t even reach the total of 500 that was needed. Yet the student committee (SEE) caved in and decided to drop the movie. What kind of students are we developing in the west? Wuss is being too kind.
I have not seen this movie. But I do intend to.
commented 2015-04-23 23:33:05 -0400
I’d like to start a petition against Muslim students, in the ‘protection racket’ in the guise of keeping things safe, terrorizing the majority of patriotic campus students who wish to see a movie about brave soldiers fighting Islamo-nazis by skilfully placing a bullet in their head. If you’re rooting for the enemy or a traitor you might be in the wrong country.
commented 2015-04-23 22:44:48 -0400
I love your dialogue George. Has anyone ever seen the movie " Inglorious Basterds"? I didn’t hear too much complaining from the Germans when this movie hit the theaters.
commented 2015-04-23 22:00:32 -0400
Hating an evil death cult posing as a religion does not make you a racist…it makes you a realist, a survivalist, a cultural preservationist, a humanist, and a patriot.
commented 2015-04-23 21:23:32 -0400
Peter, it would be appreciated, but of course you wouldn’t have to. But if you did, don’t forget to purchase and redeem your Personal Carbon Credit.
commented 2015-04-23 21:10:03 -0400
George, does this mean I will have to burn my copy of Brave heart? :)
commented 2015-04-23 20:19:46 -0400
As an immigrant from Scotland to Canada I wish to petition the people of Canada to exercise their freedom of speech to have the movie Braveheart banned.

This war propaganda guised as art reveals a not-so-discreet Scottyphobic, violent, and racist nationalist ideology. A simple search might give you a few articles that delve into how this film has fuelled anti-Scottish and anti-Caledonian sentiments; its visceral “Scotland verses England” narrative helps to proliferate the marginalization of multiple Scottish groups and communities – many of which exist here in Canada.

Braveheart only perpetuates the spread of Scottyphobia and is offensive to many Scots around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Scottish individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes e.g. William Wallace as a terrorist. Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians suffered greatly in the Scotland-England wars; innocent people were deposed from their homes, traumatized by war, and lost their spouse, parents, and children. This movie serves to do nothing but make a mockery out of such immense pain.

We ask that you exercise your freedom of speech to help us create a safer environment for Scots. It is imperative that we make our voices heard. Please join me in making a change to create a more inclusive and diverse community atmosphere. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
commented 2015-04-23 20:11:27 -0400
A safer campus environment! If you show the Movie we will cut of all your heads.
commented 2015-04-23 20:11:09 -0400
Good response from the school’s conservative group.
commented 2015-04-23 20:06:17 -0400
The Muslim population of Maryland is relatively small at 1.4%, 70 in 1000, (2015 data.) So how is it they get to dictate? There seems to be no respect for their host continent,us! They know where we are coming from when they decide to come to North America. Everyone is welcome, but you have to melt into our pot, not the other way around. This is just another example of in your face arrogance, and we had better start pushing back before we are b.t.ch slapped into accommodating them over and over until our identity is so skewed you can’t recognise whole areas of a city, no go zones. They know who we are, why do they come if they don’t like us?
commented 2015-04-23 20:00:52 -0400
The Muslim groups need a group enema.
commented 2015-04-23 19:42:38 -0400
“Islamophobic”, my arse. The literal translation of that terminology is “fear/terror of Islam.” What’s to be afraid of? What they MEAN is “hatred of Islam”, which is another word altogether. I wish these political activists would get their terminology correct. Even Premier Wynne incorrectly insults her populace as being afraid of gays — they’re not! (They just hate HER…)

Oh, and as for the film portraying Muslims as extremists who need to be executed, are these activists denying what is daily appearing to be the truth?
commented 2015-04-23 19:31:40 -0400
BOO HOOO HOOO. I am not sure freedom of speech gives you the right to silence others! These people need to get their heads outside of their asses.
commented 2015-04-23 19:22:09 -0400
“We ask that you exercise your freedom of speech to help us create a safer campus environment. It is imperative that we make our voices heard. Please join us in making a change to create a more inclusive and diverse community atmosphere. Be the change you wish to see in the world.” " By censoring the movie. The real sad thing is that there are people, who may even post on this site, who don’t see just how blatantly tied up in knots that is.