University of Maryland Cancels ‘American Sniper’ Amid Muslim Complaints
The University of Maryland is the latest to join the land of the politically correct by cancelling "American Sniper" amidst complaints from Muslim students.
The petition that was started by Muslim students had a total of 318 that voted. 318 Muslims, some of who actually went to see 'American Sniper' when it first came out, decided the University of Maryland should not show it. Since when did the Muslim student population decide what was best for the entire student population?
The petition will make your blood boil if you believe in the values of the United States of America. It's also ironic that these Muslim students urged many to "express their right of free speech by signing the petition", which you can read here. Make sure you read some of the comments, like "I'm signing this because the dehumanization of Muslims is disgusting," and "It is my duty to stand for that which is just and oppose that which is oppressive," and even "May cause harm to the Muslim student body."
Let me get this straight. These students now live in the United States of America but want everyone to just abide by their beliefs? Why are you here then? Oh yes, to get an education you couldn't get from wherever it was you came from. Why is it that so many hate America but feed off of all its benefits. Oh yeah, officials at the University said it was not their "decision" and threw a student body group under the bus by saying,
The University of Maryland was not involved in the decision to postpone or cancel the showing of American Sniper. This decision was made by Student Entertainment Events, a student-led organization comprised of undergraduate students who work alongside advisers in the creation, promotion, and operation of campus events.
So what did the fine students of SEE have to say? You'll love this:
Student Entertainment Events (SEE) has decided to postpone its May 6th and 7th screenings of American Sniper after meeting with concerned student organizations. SEE is choosing to explore the proactive measures of working with others during the coming months to possibly create an event where students can engage in constructive and moderated dialogues about the controversial topics proposed in the film.
SEE supports freedom of expression and hopes to create space for the airing of opposing viewpoints and differing perceptions. In the event this opportunity develops, we encourage the University of Maryland campus citizens to join us in crafting this type of ongoing community dialogue. While not easy, we want to start having these hard conversations.
So, you support "freedom of expression", except when it comes to showing a movie that is about an AMERICAN HERO just because you don't want to hurt the feelings of 318 Muslim students?
I'm not sure what I am more upset about honestly, but I am embarrassed that our country has turned into what seems like a spineless politically correct place where many are more worried about offending everyone other than AMERICANS! I am all for freedom of religion, always have been, but America is based on 'God and Country', not Allah, Buddha, the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.