Sabree Ata Yousef discovered something sinister at a Kentucky gun range last week. Almost immediately upon entering Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky, Yousef was greeted by a shooting target that appeared to be a Muslim woman wrapped in gun-metal gray Muslim chattel attire.
HUFFPO The silhouette, which was nonchalantly propped up by a stuffed bear holding a rifle, appears to be an elderly woman wearing in traditional Islamic clothing, with several bullet holes to the face and left side of the chest.
Yousef was made aware of the inappropriate target by a friend a few weeks prior to his visit. To confirm his friend’s story, he quickly snapped a photo on his cellphone and uploaded it to his Facebook page.
Mr. Yousef is originally from (Arab-occupied) Palestine and has been in the United States for about 14 months. He was shocked by the entire experience and said, “I posted it to show the world what is happening here.”
Muslim shooting targets are among the most asked for in gun ranges around America.
Interestingly enough, potential customers who visit Knob Creek’s website are initially greeted with a bright, bold-lettered banner that says “Celebrate diversity (Buy as many guns as you can).”
Their website also proudly proclaims, “…where the Second Amendment comes first.” It seems Knob Creek takes this proclamation pretty literally: The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms, while the First Amendment is the amendment that guarantees freedom of speech—and religion.
Designated TerrorIst Group CAIR called on Pentagon officials not to use a target depicting a Muslim woman wearing a religious head scarf (hijab) and verses from the Quran in combat scenarios for training Navy SEALs at the new close quarters combat range at Joint Base Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va.
CAIR said that military facility, referred to as a “kill house,” features a number of combat scenarios, including a mosque and a movable target of a Muslim woman wearing hijab and aiming a handgun. Verses from the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, are also displayed behind the target.
“Using a Muslim woman wearing a religious head scarf with [verses from the] Quran behind her as a target for our nation’s military personnel is offensive and sends a negative and counterproductive message to trainees and to the Muslim-majority nations to which they may be deployed,” wrote CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a letter to Secretary of Defense.
“This is yet another example of why the Department of Defense needs to fix what appears to be an ongoing problem by consulting credible scholars and experts to review all training and training materials related to Islam or Muslims.” (In other words, make sure you get a sharia stamp of approval before you do anything)
In England, the Army came under fire from outraged Muslims after it was revealed that they were using mosque-like structures as targets on a firing ranges. During training exercises, soldiers are instructed to fire at wooden targets mounted on rails which emerge from behind the ‘mosques’.