Skip to comments.US Muslims threatened after 'American Sniper'
Posted on 01/25/2015 6:49:43 AM PST by HomerBohn
Muslims are facing increased threats in the United States after the release of the movie "American Sniper," an American-Arab organization said in letters to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper.
In the open letters released earlier this week, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said there has been a spike in violent threats against Muslims due to the film that portrays the story of an American sniper during the Iraq war.
"A majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are (a) result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper," the ADC said.
The group said it had received hundreds of violent messages from viewers of the film, many of them through social media.
The ADC notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local police about the threats and asked the two Hollywood stars to condemn the violent rhetoric used by filmgoers.
"Your visibility, influence, and connection to the film would be a tremendous force in drawing attention to and lessening the serious dangers facing the respective communities," the letters signed by ADC president Samer Khalaf said.
The movie released this month is based on the true story of an American solider Chris Kyle deployed in Iraq.
The film has earned six Oscar nominations and sparked a debate in the US over the occupation of Iraq and the depiction of veterans in popular culture.
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A film causing threats of bodily harm to our precious growing Muslim population. What if violence erupts? What if mosques and Muslim embassies are attacked and diplomats hurt or even worse? Shouldn't Clint Eastwood be locked away in a prison cell?
(Ask Hillary. She refuses to take calls from me anymore.)
The terror perpetrated by a gang of Amish youth could be chalked up to the film, or perhaps just a bunch of crazy Christian and Jewish men out taking a walk and deciding to kill a few Muslims.
Well, anyway, at this point what difference could it make> It's their own damned fault for leaving the desert and coming to the West to await further orders from the caliph.
I will officially call “BS” on this.
Total and Complete BS!!!!!!
Unlike in Nigeria.
no doubt....and let’s wait and see who’s stupid enough to fall for it?
(all Democrats, about half the Republicans, all of the media....)
I agree. I’d bet most of those threats are from other muslims...
Tell it to the French.
Pray America is waking
....and another thing.....
I really don’t care what people think about people who have an animosity about Muslims. This is a free country and it is not illegal to judge or even prejudge people based on their religion.
Call me Islamophobic, but I believe that a suicide bomber is 100X more likely to be of Islam than any other religion. Therefore, anytime I suspect someone of being Msulim, I have the right to ask them if they intend to blow themselves up in my presence.
I’m joining that chorus.
Shouldn’t that be the Anti-American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - AAAADC?
I care more about the lint in my belly button than i do the feelings of muslims living in the US.
Don’t like it here move back to Crapistan.
Baaaacklash formula, again...
Wah, wah, wah...
It had to be the movie.
It was the movie that caused the slaughter in Libya.
Does one really need a Hollywood production in order to understand how Arabs and Muslims behave? All I require is the evening news.
I don’t care if they feel threatened. In fact, I think it’s a good thing if it subdues them somewhat. They need subduing. They’ll kidnap children, little girls; sell them into slavery, and rape dairy cows, if you let them. We may not be at war with Islam, but Islam is at war with everybody. Need to face up to it.
I left a local restaurant once when a family of muslims came in. Man in black with scraggly beard, wife in full burka, 2 decent looking kids. There is no doubt in my mind that they would sacrifice their kids to kill Christians...so I took my kids and walked out.
Another time a few years ago I was at 6 flags over texas with my youngest daughter. When we got there, it was all muslims. (we had season passes so we went a lot but didn’t check online if there were any special events going on). We stayed for a little while but when we were standing in line for a ride, a group of young men and women were talking loudly, and one man was using very bad language. My daughter was preteen at the time. I turned around, looked him right in the eye and told him to shut his filthy mouth. He looked at me like I was from another planet....but he shut up. We left after that. Besides being afraid of being blown up on a coaster, those people STINK. Is deodorant against their religion?
Perform heinous acts, expect it to be depicted and cause a bit of hostility.
Call the cops if something ACTUALLY happens. Otherwise, stop whining about a film that depicts truth.
Look Moslems, if 9/11 failed to bring out the vengeance in non-Arab/Moslem Americans as a whole, then a little film about war zone will not amount to much.