The NY Post writes about American Sniper being shown in Iraq. . .
While the film obviously stirred controversy among locals, Iraqi moviegoers couldn’t get enough of the film, packing numerous showings during opening week, according to the Global Post.“I love watching war movies because especially now they give me the strength to face ISIS,” Mohammed said.Crowds swarmed the cinemas throughout the week and most of the showings were sold out, according to the Global Post.
People were even forced to book their tickets a day in advance during opening week, Mohammed said. When asked if he thought the movie was racist or anti-Arab, the young man —roughly in his 20s — replied, “No, why? The sniper was killing terrorists, the only thing that bothered me was when he said he didn’t know anything about the Quran!”