Skip to comments.Gun store stops selling Muslim target
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.
Ray Jihad, owner of Target Sports in Royal Oak, says gun sales have tripled this year to about 30 a day.
Good point. Coptic Christians dress like that and wear long beards.
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.
>>Misconceptions? What misconceptions?
The misconception is that dead muslims are a threat.
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 ...
But the Muzzies can burn Bush in effigee...along with the Amerian flag...
I love the target. I think I’ll order a dozen!
With any luck, from your fingers to Oblivion’s ears.
A JIHAD against Jihad? So confusing.
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.
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