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Gun store stops selling Muslim target
upi ^ | Feb. 8, 2013

Posted on 02/08/2013 5:04:05 PM PST by JoeProBono

ROYAL OAK, Mich.,- A Muslim civil rights group said the owner of a Michigan gun shop has agreed to halt sales of a target picturing a skeleton in Muslim garb with an AK-47.

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan, said he had a meeting Thursday with Ray Jihad, owner of Target Sports in Royal Oak, and he agreed to stop selling the target, The Detroit News reported Friday.

"He was extremely friendly and understanding," Walid said. "We welcome the decision of Target Sports to discontinue selling such targets, which could have the effect of perpetuating misconceptions that Muslims, in particular those wearing certain attire, are to be viewed as a threat that should be eliminated."

Walid said he received a complaint last week about the target, which depicted a skeleton with a long beard, a turban and a robe, holding an AK-47.

The target was manufactured by Thompson Target of Ohio, which also offers "Wall Street Zombie" and "Redneck Zombie" targets. The company owner declined to comment, The Detroit News said.

The newspaper said it was unable to reach Jihad for a comment.


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KEYWORDS: muslim; waronterror
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To: mnehring

http://www.thompsontarget.com/Products/silhouette/cbknife.html


21 posted on 02/08/2013 5:18:41 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: tomkat
Why are there no Islamists in Star Trek? Because it's set in the future.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 5:20:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Ray Jihad, owner of Target Sports in Royal Oak, says gun sales have tripled this year to about 30 a day.

Source

23 posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:24 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: JoeProBono
How would we know that target is Muslim. Doesn't everyone in the mid-east dress like this? So why would they presume that this target was Muslim instead of Christian or Atheist?
24 posted on 02/08/2013 5:22:29 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Good point. Coptic Christians dress like that and wear long beards.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 5:25:50 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SampleMan

26 posted on 02/08/2013 5:26:53 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
About 35 years ago there was sold a target showing the outline of a black man running. Blacks threw a fit and the target was recalled.

Then the Iranian crisis under Jimmy Carter happened. At the next gun show there was lots of the same target now renamed THE RUNNING IRANIAN.

27 posted on 02/08/2013 5:37:29 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Bshaw

>>Misconceptions? What misconceptions?

The misconception is that dead muslims are a threat.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 5:44:24 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JoeProBono
Guess I better stock up on toilet paper before they outlaw that, too...


29 posted on 02/08/2013 5:48:22 PM PST by fattigermaster (If the tiger feasts, the jackal profits...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wanna see how many shots I put into a target of Bin Laden the first time I ever fired a handgun? Those three shots in his face, from mouth to between his eyes, are really nice.

Maybe I can sell them just as a reminder of who we are fighting.

To my Amish friends, rest assured that you have not been made into targets. Now, about the Manson family ...


30 posted on 02/08/2013 5:49:35 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: JoeProBono

But the Muzzies can burn Bush in effigee...along with the Amerian flag...


31 posted on 02/08/2013 5:55:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: JoeProBono

I love the target. I think I’ll order a dozen!


32 posted on 02/08/2013 5:58:51 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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33 posted on 02/08/2013 6:10:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

With any luck, from your fingers to Oblivion’s ears.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 6:15:00 PM PST by tomkat
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35 posted on 02/08/2013 6:19:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Brad's Gramma

A JIHAD against Jihad? So confusing.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 7:30:23 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Da Coyote

I imagine there are still UBL pic’s that can be printed 11 x 17.

Probably don’t want to use the office copier though....

We shredded dozens of those, back in the day.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 8:40:58 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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