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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    You mean the words 'american' and 'patriot' only push buttons for that certain sect? Why would the government pass a law giving themselves new powers of surveillance and call it the USA Patriot Act? And please don't quote a contrived acronym- it's called that to make opposition to it appear unpatriotic. It's the same reason the word 'American' is in the movie title.
    Worked on you, didn't it. Your panties wouldn't have gotten half so knotted over criticism of a movie called 'Sniper'.
    I'm mocking the anti sniper turds.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'm mocking the anti sniper turds.
    But my point is that both you and the 'anti-sniper' crowd are only bothering with it because of the word, 'American' in the title. Outwith that, it's just another war movie.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    But my point is that both you and the 'anti-sniper' crowd are only bothering with it because of the word, 'American' in the title. Outwith that, it's just another war movie.
    Nope you are wrong.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Nope you are wrong.
    Not likely. I'm disagreeing with you, aren't I?
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    What "hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims?"

    At worst, Kyle is shown refering to insurgents and insurgent sympathizers as being "savages." There are absolutely no instances of the term being used as a racial slur against Muslims or Arabs in general, let alone those living in the United States.
    Agreed. Kyle was referring to Islamic extremists who are known to behead or otherwise kill people who are either non-muslims or are of a different sect of islam then they are. They earn the term "savages". ISIL in the last few weeks killed two teenage boys who's only crime was watching a soccer game on television.

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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    I didnt see the movie but I read the book. With that level of detail, the distinctions are clearer, as well as why our troops viewed the hostile elements the way they did. Entirely justifiable that I remember. Cant remember every instance.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Geez, he must really need the work. That Titanic money didn't last forever, apparently.

    Anyway, does anyone see all the imaginary liberals in MrVicchio's head lauding this movie?

    Yea. It was certainly a ****ty thing to do; from a career perspective and otherwise.

    In any case, I'm sure that Michael Moore probably liked it, if no one else.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Good point. And that really is a testament to Clint Eastwood as a director-
     
    he makes Kyle sympathetic by actually showing signs of remorse after he killed the mother and kid (by the way there was no kid in the book and Kyle actually said he liked killing Iraqis and he had no problems with it)
    he has really made the film as non-political as possible, however, many people from both sides, left and right, are pretty much drawing their own conclusions due to their own biases.
    To be fair, it is possible that real life Kyle felt a bit differently about it than the "tough guy" persona he was trying to get across in the book. It's hard to really say.

    I certainly would agree, however, that Clint did a good job toning down the more "politically incorrect" aspects of the story. Maybe too good a job, all told.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I wonder what would happen if some arab movie maker made a film about a mythical arab sniper taking out westerners one at a time, and portraying them as heathens in the process.

    Boy, that would go over like a lead balloon, eh?
    If there are Muslims who are receiving threats of violence, they should report them to the police.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Where do you think the culture you live in came from? The pizza, burger, ballet, the beers ..... it came with migrants
    What the hell's that got to do with anything?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I think half of the controversy could have been avoided by leaving the word, 'American' out of the title. A lot of people on either side wouldn't get so excited about a movie called 'Sniper'.Michael Moore probably wouldn't have even commented, Muslims probably wouldn't have gotten their rage outed about the movie 'Sniper', and the only surprise about Seth Rogen is that anyone even cares about his opinion.
    The word 'American' is one of those big, red buttons. Kinda like 'patriot'.
    The folks that are offended by, "American", in the title can all eat ****.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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