An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the Hollywood duo's film about a Navy marksman.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper that its members had become targets of "violent threats" since early last week, days before "American Sniper" went into general release.
ADC President Samer Khalaf said on Saturday that it did not make sense to call for a boycott of the film because of its success at the box office.
"People are going to see the movie. If we boycott it, it will only cause people to want to see it more," he said.