Ed Schultz ‘Disturbed’ By ‘American Sniper’ and the ‘Normalizing of Islamophobia’

‘I sat there in the movie theater with my wife over the weekend and thought this just underscores how many lives we have ruined because of doing something that was terribly wrong’

Ed Schultz ‘Disturbed’ By ‘American Sniper’ and the ‘Normalizing of Islamophobia’ (NewsBusters)

Ed Schultz on Monday bashed American Sniper as "disturbing" and contributing to the culture of "normalizing Islamophobia." The MSNBC anchor warned that the late Chris Kyle was "far more complicated than the hero portrayed in [Clint] Eastwood's movie." 

Schultz jeered, "To Kyle, if they weren't Americans, they were the enemy. Unfortunately, some of those feelings have spread into our culture." The Ed Show host lectured, "The public reaction to the movie American Sniper also highlights some of the most disturbing consequences of this war, the normalization of Islamophobia..." 

 

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