In yet another hoax gobbled up by a gullible and willing media, Muslim groups are claiming that incidents of Islamophobia and anti-Islam sentiment are on the rise since the film "American Sniper" was released.
False. There is absolutely no proof of this -- yet that doesn't matter to the Islamic groups and their allies on the Left. What matters is how it sounds, and to them it sounds mighty good. They know that if they just throw the lie out there, the media will pick it up and run with it.
However, a search conducted by Breitbart.com of thousands of stories could come up with only three Twitter comments that MAY have been influenced by the film. That's three out of 350 million people.
Yet the actual death threats and anti-Christian, anti-conservative messages of hate flowing from the Left and Islamists is literally non-stop on the Internet. Sarah Palin -- who had nothing to do with the Tucson shooting in 2011 of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- was threatened thousands of times on Twitter as if the shooter was somehow a fan of Palin's. There is even a Twitter campaign entitled, #F---SarahPalin, and many want to see her children killed, as well. If even one Tweet equal to those received by Palin was received by a Muslim, there would be a tidal wave of backlash.
From The Daily Mail
By Callum Paton
A New York college has provoked anger after postponing its screening of movie American Sniper in response to complaints from Muslim students.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York has pushed back its planned screening of the controversial Iraq war film which was set for last Friday.
It said it will still show the Oscar-nominated movie but with an educational forum follow-up to allow students to discuss the film.
The film was postponed because senior management at the college did not want to create animosity or tension among its students.
However they appear to have done just the opposite.
Following complaints from the RPI’s Muslim Students’ Association a number of students have said the postponement was an act of censorship and an attack on free speech, Fox News reported.
A statement from the university explained the aim of the screening, coupled with the now scheduled educational forum, was to allow students in the campus community to ‘participate in an intellectual discourse about the film and current world events’.
American Sniper, a film by Clint Eastwood about US Navy Seal sharp-shooter Chris Kyle the most deadly sniper in US history, has courted controversy since it was first shown in the US in November.
While the film grossed an international total of $540 million it also drew criticism for its depiction of Iraqis.
It was also accused of stoking racial hatred after screenings of the film led to a rise in threats against Americans of Middle Eastern origin and even some attacks on Muslims outside movie theaters.
Earlier this month the University of Michigan flip-flopped over whether or not it would show the film on its campus.
The college pulled a screening over student complaints but quickly did an about-face after news of the cancellation sparked a firestorm on campus.
The school released statement saying the decision to cancel had not been consistent with the high value it placed on freedom of expression.
The school's vice president for student life, E. Royster Harper, acknowledged that it was ‘a mistake’ to call off the screening.
‘The movie will be shown at the originally scheduled time and location,’ Harper’s statement read. ‘We recognize, however, that some students are uncomfortable with the content of the movie, and appreciate that concern.’
An Alternative screening of the Paddington Bear movie was offered to those students who did not want to watch the American Sniper.