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    Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman.The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper that its members had become targets of "violent threats" since early last week, before "American Sniper" went into general release. The letter said Eastwood and Cooper, the film's producer and star, could bolster the ADC's message of tolerance.
    "It is our opinion that you could play a significant role in assisting us in alleviating the danger we are facing, said the letter, dated Jan. 21. Reuters was provided a copy on Saturday.
    The film is a box office hit and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.

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    So now, these groups, this one in particular is accused of not only aiding the Palestine against Israel, but, would not be surprising to see members within supporting the current terrorism against the west (that is my opinion)...They don't like anything accurate being shown that puts them in the disgusting light that they are....So, now they want to attack the 1st amendment here....
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So now, these groups, this one in particular is accused of not only aiding the Palestine against Israel, but, would not be surprising to see members within supporting the current terrorism against the west (that is my opinion)...They don't like anything accurate being shown that puts them in the disgusting light that they are....So, now they want to attack the 1st amendment here....
    um where is the attack on the 1st amendment?

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

    At this point, yeah, that's pretty much what I expect. Adopt victim status, then make demands.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    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?

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

    Perhaps those arab americans need to start doing something within their religion to curtail the terrorism. We aren't mad at them. We are mad at what they are a part of. Perhaps they should lift a finger.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So now, these groups, this one in particular is accused of not only aiding the Palestine against Israel, but, would not be surprising to see members within supporting the current terrorism against the west (that is my opinion)...They don't like anything accurate being shown that puts them in the disgusting light that they are....So, now they want to attack the 1st amendment here....
    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.

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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?
    Nothing would happen. Our self-image isn't so weak that we need affirmation by those from other cultures. We dont become offended if someone else verbalizes that the kkk or the Westboro morons are a bunch of assholes.

    This is the same type issue as the Muhammad cartoons that so many were trying to blame for the bengazi situation.
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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?
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Nothing would happen. Our self-image isn't so weak that we need affirmation by those from other cultures. We dont become offended if someone else verbalizes that the kkk or the Westboro morons are a bunch of assholes.

    This is the same type issue as the Muhammad cartoons that so many were trying to blame for the bengazi situation.
    As a matter of fact, they already make those kinds of movies. They have been doing so for more than a decade at this point.

    This one, for example:

    Valley of the Wolves: Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Apparently glorifies suicide bombers blowing up American troops in Iraq, and features Billy Zane as an EVVVVIIILLL mustache twirling American commander.

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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?
    Oh heavens no, all of the movies made in Arab countries(and third world countries in general) are all extremely political correct everyone knows that.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    As a matter of fact, they already make those kinds of movies. They have been doing so for more than a decade at this point.

    This one, for example:

    Valley of the Wolves: Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Apparently glorifies suicide bombers blowing up American troops in Iraq, and features Billy Zane as an EVVVVIIILLL mustache twirling American commander.
    I am HIGHLY offended by this movie. We should go kill some muslims to show them we don't like this movie. Oh wait, that's right, we're not savages.
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