In the early 1930s, both before and just after the National Socialists came to power, National Socialist brownshirts would go to universities and disrupt the lectures of anti-Nazi professors, shouting them down and physically menacing them. These students are the new brownshirts, fascists who are determined to shout down and silence anyone and everyone who dares utter a critical word about jihad terror.
“Protesters disrupt ‘Sniper’ screening, arrested at Eastern Michigan,” by Chad Dees, Campus Reform, April 15, 2015 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Eastern Michigan University planned to show two screenings of ‘American Sniper’ last Friday.
During the first showing, four protesters climbed onstage at the Student Center Auditorium. The four were briefly arrested.
Four students at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) were arrested Friday after disrupting and causing the cancellation of a screening of American Sniper.
The Echo, EMU’s student newspaper, reported that roughly 35 students walked onto the stage at the Student Center Auditorium in protest during the 8P.M. screening of the Academy Award-winning film. The group of students worked together to try to shut down the 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. screenings of the film about the deceased Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
“The reality is, this is about a process of not allowing cultural appropriation for the movies being allowed into the university.”
Protest leaders Ahmed Abbas, Layali Alsadah, Jenna Hamed, and Sabreen Dari were arrested after attempting to shut down the 8 P.M. screening. The protesters were successful in getting the 10 P.M. screening cancelled.
“Once the film started the protesters moved into the theater and disrupted the movie. Department of Public Safety officers were summoned and the protesters were given several warnings. Four protesters were arrested and released shortly thereafter without any charges being sought,” Geoff Larcom, EMU spokesperson, told Campus Reform.
Lacom said that after the students were escorted out, the first showing of the film resumed and finished without interruption. He also noted that the second showing of the movie was cancelled because of the late time and there is further discussion about showing the cancelled screening.
However, according to Student Body President Desmond Miller, the decision to cancel the second showing was a joint-decision he made with EMU President Susan Martin, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Calvin Phillips, and Campus Life coordinator of arts, entertainment and marketing Gregg Costanzo.
“The conversation we had wanted to make sure student safety was at the forefront. We wanted to make sure whatever happens, students would be safe. The second part of it, which is actually just as important as the first part, was making sure we have a very serious dialogue about the movie and the propaganda associated with this movie,” Miller told The Echo….