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    University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

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    The University of Maryland announced it will postpone indefinitely an upcoming screening of “American Sniper” after Muslim students protested – calling the film Islamophobic, racist and nationalistic.

    “American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason,” read a petition launched by the university’s Muslim Students Association. “This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes.”
    Freedom of speech is a one-way street these days.

    And this country has lost its spine.

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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    The University had the freedom to chose to screen this film. They chose not to. That isn't an attack on free speech, that is an example of it.
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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    again? there was something like this..might have been Michigan...

    We ask that you exercise your freedom of speech to help us create a safer campus environment
    how bizarre reasoning is this that shutting down a movie showing is exercising freedom of speech?

    PS. I wouldn't go see it, it is a really crappy picture of the Iraq war, (even this microcosm)
    but go if you want to

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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The University had the freedom to chose to screen this film. They chose not to. That isn't an attack on free speech, that is an example of it.
    No, they chose to show it. Then they pulled it out of fear.

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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    From what I understand it was not the university but Student Entertainment Events (SEE), which appears to me to be a student organization so they can do whatever the hell they want as a private organization.

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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    From what I understand it was not the university but Student Entertainment Events (SEE), which appears to me to be a student organization so they can do whatever the hell they want as a private organization.
    Based on complaints to the university. I'd bet they were told not to show it.

    This doesn't help perception of Muslims at all. It only reinforces it.

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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    No, they chose to show it. Then they pulled it out of fear.
    They chose to show it, and then chose to not, to prevent a negative backlash. That's free speech. They weren't forced to not show it. They chose to.
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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Based on complaints to the university. I'd bet they were told not to show it.

    This doesn't help perception of Muslims at all. It only reinforces it.
    Again it may have been complaint towards SEE and FOX is just saying it was towards the university which is most likely what happened. No matter how it happened though SEE is is still independent and made its own decision.

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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Freedom of speech is a one-way street these days.

    And this country has lost its spine.
    I understand your concern over a nation perhaps that has lost its spine, but this is not a freedom of speech issue. The University of Maryland is free to have the movie, not have the movie, whatever and no matter what decision they make it comes down to an exercise of freedoms.

    Now I may agree with you that it was rather foolish to give way to Muslims on campus, but again they are free to make that choice.
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    Re: University of Maryland cancels ‘American Sniper’ after Muslim students complain

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    Freedom of speech is a one-way street these days.

    And this country has lost its spine.
    Do you really not understand what freedom of speech is?
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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