Monday, May 04, 2015

Shut Up, They Debated

The debate over the film American Sniper continues.

The debate is moving beyond Moslem activists' "shut up, they explained" stage:

On Tuesday afternoon, U-Md.’s president, Wallace Loh, announced that two student groups, the College Republicans and the College Democrats, would sponsor a joint screening of the movie on Monday night, followed by a panel discussion about the issues raised in the film.

Sadly, the Moslem Students Association retains their original position that the movie is anti-Moslem:

The group had objected to the film with a statement that read, in part, “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.”

Mostly it seems the Moslem activists should be debating themselves. On the one hand they say that jihadis are not real Moslems; but on the other hand they say that killing jihadis is anti-Moslem?

I know, I just don't get nuance. I'm starting to think the MSA is portraying negative and accurate stereotypes of college activists.

In response to the charge that the movie--and by extension, Chris Kyle--is anti-Moslem, I'd like to re-post this picture of an American soldier during the Iraq War:

I guess the young Iraqi boy was promoting Islamophobia and promoting negative and inaccurate stereotypes of jihadis by seeking the protection of an American soldier who was moving toward the jihadi senseless mass murderers who defined any Moslem who did not support them as dehumanized animals worthy of slaughter.

Chris Kyle killed those jihadi mass murderers when he was a sniper.

If we're going to have a real debate, that is.