Feb 11, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel
Excerpted from The Daily Mail: A Muslim rights group has praised a gun shop after it agreed to stop selling targets of a skeleton wearing a turban and a robe, armed with an AK-47.
The owner of the shop Target Sports, in Royal Oak, Michigan, agreed to stop selling the item after a meeting with Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Although the shop agreed to stop selling the item, the manufacturer, Thompson Target, is continuing to advertise the life-sized target, called Crazy Bones, on its website despite also being contacted by Mr Walid.
The Detroit Free Press reported Mr Walid raised his concerns with the shop Target Sports as he was worried the item may cause gun owners to see any Muslim wearing traditional clothes as an enemy, according to the Huffington Post.
Mr Walid also told the Macomb Daily that he asked the manufacturer, Thompson Target, to stop making the item altogether.
He said: ‘I had a spirited conversation with a family member of the owner.
‘He told me we’re at war and we were trying to kill Osama bin Laden.
‘I told him there are people here who may dress that way and they aren’t like Osama bin Laden.’
The item however was still being advertised today on the Thompson Target’s website.
The website advertises the target as being ‘developed for both the professional and persons concerned with accurate self-defence shot placement’.
The website goes on to say: ‘Crazy-Bones life-sized half torso training targets reveal anatomically correct skeletal structure through the clothing. Scoring zones and scoring area are also plainly marked.’