I think cancelling a film for the stated reason is stupid; however, the university has the right to do so if it wishes. It wished to do so.
next up: students demand that university cancel discussion of huckleberry finn
if you dont want to see a movie then dont go see the movie
This shield Islam enjoys in the West - Islamophobia - that defends it from criticism is getting ridiculous. Who cares if the movie is racist or nationalistic? Malcolm X was racist and nationalistic, yet he is taught in African American studies classes with no complaints from white students or faculty members.
Also, that movie did not promote 'mass murder' because 'mass murder' did not happen in Iraq. Sure, there was a war, but mass murders and wartime are not identical events.
This is simply typical politically correct nonsense.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy