Muslim Student Protests Campus Screening of 'American Sniper'
A Muslim student at the University of Missouri is protesting an upcoming campus screening of "American Sniper."
Farah El-Jayyousi, a Muslim student activist, has expressed that showing the film would make her feel "unsafe," The College Fix reported.
She has demanded an apology and wants an explanation as to why the Oscar-nominated film was selected for the diverse audiences at the university.
The College Fix reported:
“This film is blatant racist, colonialist propaganda that should not be shown under any circumstances and especially not endorsed by a branch of student government that purports to represent me and have my best interests in mind,” student Farah El-Jayyousi, former president of the Muslim Student Organization, had stated.
She made the comments in a letter to the editor to The Maneater earlier this month, denouncing the decision to show the blockbuster – the highest grossing film of 2014. El-Jayyousi accused the movie of dehumanizing Muslims and glorifying the murder of Iraqis, and referred to Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL featured in the film, as “a killer with no regard for human life.”
El-Jayyousi accused the movie of dehumanizing Muslims and glorifying the murder of Iraqis, and referred to Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL featured in the film, as “a killer with no regard for human life.”
After its publication, the student government stated it received “numerous letters from students asking for the film to be cancelled.”
The student government met last week about the issue and is still planning to show the film on campus in April, Elisabeth Hasselbeck reported on "Fox and Friends" this morning.
Hasselbeck also said the university plans to host an event to "cultivate an inclusive campus environment."
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