A decision to pull scheduled screenings of the movie "American Sniper" at the University of Maryland is causing controversy on campus and on social media.

The group Student Entertainment Events (SEE) announced its decision Wednesday. On its website, SEE wrote it had decided to "postpone" screenings scheduled for May 6 and 7 "after meeting with concerned student organizations."

The day before SEE's announcement, UMD's Muslim Students Association started an online petition against the film, writing that "it only serves to fuel hatred, promote Islamophobia, and discriminate against Muslim individuals."

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