Jan 23 2015
Muslims in America are whining that Academy Award nominated film, “American Sniper” is inspiring threats to Arabs and Muslims. (Yeah, it’s not because of Islamic terrorism and beheadings, its a film’s fault)
Detroit Free Press As “American Sniper” continues to ignite political debate, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is worried about “serious threats” being made to Arabs and Muslims.
The film is based on the book about real life sniper Chris Kyle. And in the book Kyle writes of killing 60 Iraqi “savages” during his four deployments. “Savage, despicable evil. That’s what we were fighting in Iraq,” Kyle writes.
Ngl teared up at the end of American Sniper. Great fucking movie and now I really want to kill some fucking ragheads.
— Ragan Brock (@TheRaganBrock) January 12, 2015
The ADC says it has collected “hundreds of violent messages targeting Arabs and Muslims from moviegoers of the film.” The group has sent letters to the film’s star, Bradly Cooper, and director Clint Eastwood asking “to help reduce the hateful rhetoric.”
American sniper is sick. I wanna go shoot some rag heads now. @ City of Millbrae http://t.co/fCCOsNuaRh
— DIGGS MUSIC (@DiggsMusic) January 15, 2015
ADC president Samer Khalaf writes that he hopes the film will take a stance and issue a statement against the “hate and bigotry.” The ADC says it is also working with the FBI and local law enforcement to look into the threats.
Every time an American Armed Forces sniper pulls a trigger, those who would kill or maim an American warrior are no longer a threat.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 20, 2015
So far, no comment from the “American Sniper” film team.