Here’s something to make you think.
The Navy will not use a target depicting a Muslim woman holding a gun at a new training range for SEALs in Virginia Beach.
The announcement came hours after the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked the Pentagon to remove the target. A picture of the cardboard target, which shows a woman in a headscarf holding a pistol, was published in The Virginian-Pilot on Tuesday. The image shows verses of the Quran hanging on the wall behind the woman, which also generated criticism from the group.
Nihad Awad, executive director of the Washington-based council, said in the letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta dated Friday that the target “is offensive and sends a negative and counterproductive message to trainees and to the Muslim-majority nations to which they may be deployed.”
I guess I can see that. I’d be offended if they used the “nuns with guns” picture on the target range. On the other hand, I don’t expect nuns to be shooting Navy SEALs, do you? Hmmm.
You know, I’ve always wondered why the Council on American Islamic Relations has “American” and “Islamic” and “Relations” in the title of their name as if they represent the religion against the country. Hmmm.