A planned screening of the film American Sniper on the University of Maryland campus has been been canceled after outcry from Muslim students.
The school’s conservative group released this statement in response:
The University of Maryland Student Entertainment Events (SEE) decided to screen American Sniper on May 6 and 7, 2015. After meeting with concerned student organizations, SEE has decided to ‘postpone’ the movie.
If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere of diversity the University of Maryland purports to provide.
Update: CAIR is now complaining about “backlash:”