(DETROIT FREE PRESS) ANN ARBOR — A planned screening of the Iraq war drama "American Sniper" at the University of Michigan has been canceled after complaints by students about portrayals of Arabs and the Middle East in the film.
The Michigan Daily reports the Center for Campus Involvement announced the decision Tuesday.
Sophomore Lamees Mekkaoui started a petition earlier in the day after learning that a showing of the film was planned for Friday. Mekkaoui says she identifies as Arab and Middle Eastern and feels the film "condones a lot of anti-Middle Eastern and North African propaganda."
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