Univ of Maryland submits to Muslim Student Association censorship campaign
The sad part is witnessing educational institutions – described as bastions of free speech – submit to the the will of the MSA. Meet the “Brown shirts” of this century.
‘American Sniper’ derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland
From: The Washington Times
By: Douglas Ernst, April 24, 2015
The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an “American Sniper” controversy.
Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
“American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes,” the university’s Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: The cited Fox News article notes that this is not the first time that Muslims and their supporters have made an effort to silence this movie. The University of Michigan cancelled a screening only to reverse the decision after national outrage and as of this writing a petition drive was made to ban the film at George Mason University.
The the Muslim Students Association (MSA) frequently moves to silence people/concept/ideas that it finds offensive on campuses (i.e. appearances by Ayaan Hirsi Ali). The sad part is witnessing educational institutions – described as bastions of free speech – submit to the the will of the MSA. Meet the “Brown shirts” of this century.
As noted by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, The MSA was founded in 1963 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood fleeing their home countries and leaders of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), another U.S. Brotherhood organization, played instrumental roles in its founding and early years.