Tag: Movie

Francis Ford Coppola on Islam and the Quran

“One of the great blessings hidden in trials and tribulations is that good people rise to the occasion and remind others of our shared humanity. Why is it that so many people of other faiths seem to understand the essential message of the Qur’an, while some of our so called Muslims completely distort and denigrate… Read More ›

Christian Chaplain Fired For Preaching Compassion & Love Over Violence of American Sniper

By Zaid Jilani / AlterNet On February 10th, MidAmerica Nazarene University’s  (MNU) chaplain Randy Beckum gave his morning sermon, which wasn’t unusual – it was his job. But what was different that day was the response to the sermon – as one student paper put it, the sermon sparked an “outcry” and a torrent of… Read More ›

The Anti-American Sniper Backlash Begins

A number of very good pieces on why the movie is so bad– Chris Hedges calls it as it is: “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds”… Read More ›

“American Sniper” Spawns Death Threats Against Arabs & Muslims

By Rania Khalek – ElectronicIntifada.net Following the release of the film American Sniper in theaters across the US, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has warned of a “significant rise in violent hate rhetoric targeting the Arab and Muslim-American communities.” The ADC believes the threats “are directly linked to the negative media coverage and hateful propaganda… Read More ›