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University of Maryland Cancels Screening of ĎAmerican Sniperí (May 6th-7th show times)
Beitbart News ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | by Amy Lutz

Posted on 04/23/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT by drewh

After originally deciding to screen the movie, the University of Maryland has reversed course and instead has canceled an upcoming showing of American Sniper on campus.

The school’s conservative group released this statement in response:

The University of Maryland Student Entertainment Events (SEE) decided to screen American Sniper on May 6 and 7, 2015. After meeting with concerned student organizations, SEE has decided to ‘postpone’ the movie.

If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere of diversity the University of Maryland purports to provide.

The university decided to cancel the screening after outcry from Muslim students on campus. The Muslim Students Association at the University of Maryland even started a petition requesting that the school pull the screening of American Sniper. In the petition, the group stated that the film “perpetuates the spread of Islamaphobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason.”

Ironically enough, the group also requested that students “exercise their freedom of speech” by signing the petition to remove the film from campus. MSA seemingly got their wish this morning when the school decided to cancel the screening.

The University of Maryland is only one of several campuses that have faced student outcry for screening, or attempting to screen, the Oscar-winning film. Just recently, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Michigan protested their school’s decision to cancel a campus screening. Their protests were successful as the school eventually decided to show the film as planned.

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KEYWORDS: americansniper; chriskyle; clinteastwood; education; kenyanbornmuzzie; martinomalley; maryland; megamosque; umd; warnerbrothers
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a replay of the Michigan situation...
1 posted on 04/23/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT by drewh
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USNA should screen it in the football stadium.


2 posted on 04/23/2015 1:53:14 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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I guess these liberal colleges are only open to the right kind of free speech and free expression.


3 posted on 04/23/2015 1:55:18 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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” it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere of diversity the University .............”

NEWSFLASH - you are nearly 40 too late!! Universities have been doing this to conservative ideas since the 1960’s. Only the most wacked-out ultra liberal ideas should expect any acceptance.

4 posted on 04/23/2015 1:55:23 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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“a replay of the Michigan situation”

There are no Jim Harboughs at College Park to stand up to the leftists and Muslims.

The University of Maryland is run by cowardly, incompetent, politically correct liberals. They will fold like a cheap suit.

5 posted on 04/23/2015 2:00:04 PM PDT by detective
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To: drewh

Universities respond to pain and money. Conservatives at UMD need to make the cost of this cancellation greater than the cost of going ahead. This is one small chapter in the war for the psyche of the US and it needs to be treated as a war.


6 posted on 04/23/2015 2:02:42 PM PDT by Truth29
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Universities respond to pain and money. Conservatives at UMD need to make the cost of this cancellation greater than the cost of going ahead. This is one small chapter in the war for the psyche of the US and it needs to be treated as a war.


7 posted on 04/23/2015 2:02:42 PM PDT by Truth29
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If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown ...

Students can't go to a commercial theater, request it from Netflix, etc.?

8 posted on 04/23/2015 2:03:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Fleas and ticks are like vampires - but not the good kind.)
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Just because all of the terrorists in the world are Muslims is no reason to link them ti Islam./s


9 posted on 04/23/2015 2:04:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (True followers of Christ emulate Christ. True followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.)
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To: drewh

Maybe they’ll show “Hot Chocolate” 0bamacare boy video’s instead.


10 posted on 04/23/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am ...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

And, where is the outcry from these Muslim students in relation to what their fellow Muslim terrorists are doing in the Middle East? crickets - crickets - crickets.


11 posted on 04/23/2015 2:08:10 PM PDT by Catsrus
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"The University of Maryland is run by cowardly, incompetent, politically correct liberals. They will fold like a cheap suit."

As an alumnus of U of M, I can attest that your are 100% accurate.

They have, they do, and they will.

12 posted on 04/23/2015 2:08:47 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: drewh

No surprise. This country’s universities have basically become leftwing she woman man haters clubs. Why would anyone think screening a patriotic war movie would go over well?


13 posted on 04/23/2015 2:10:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown ... Students can't go to a commercial theater, request it from Netflix, etc.?

Sure they can. But that's not the point.

14 posted on 04/23/2015 2:12:07 PM PDT by Blennos
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I know. I just have these attacks of rationality.


15 posted on 04/23/2015 2:12:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Fleas and ticks are like vampires - but not the good kind.)
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To: drewh

What’s next - book burning rallies?


16 posted on 04/23/2015 2:43:09 PM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: drewh

I remember the Nazi students protesting whenever WWII movies were shown on college campuses.

They felt that the movies were anti-Nazi. /s


17 posted on 04/23/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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My kid is a graduate student at UMD. That sucks.


18 posted on 04/23/2015 2:54:31 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Civil rights are for civilized people.)
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To: drewh

Censorship by a government institution. Grounds for a federal civil rights lawsuit.


19 posted on 04/23/2015 2:55:10 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Tula Git

I am an alum as well.

When I was a student, the Story of O was shown at the Hoffman theater. Apparently, no problems with showing an S&M bondage film but don’t pollute our minds with movies about an American hero.


20 posted on 04/23/2015 2:55:27 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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