Navy To Stop Using Image Of Muslim Woman For Target Practice

Navy SEAL training apparently involves shooting at photos of hijab-clad women with Quran verses mounted behind them. All part of the plan to win hearts and minds. The Virginian-Pilot writes:

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.

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.”

14 Comments on "Navy To Stop Using Image Of Muslim Woman For Target Practice"

  1. I'm only completely serious | Jul 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm |

    Women are a waste of ammunition. Use a bayonet instead.

  2. i wonder who thought that this was a good idea.

  3. the US military has killed more people than any military ever
    hard to believe that Murder Inc would resort to racism for target practice

    • Jack Whiskey | Jul 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm |

       Shut up you idiot! MUSLIMS HAVE MURDERED MILLIONS SINCE 570 AD!

      GET A BRAIN YOU GOD DAMN UNEDUCATED SCUMBAG!

      • I’m going to suggest that since 570 AD Christians have killed more people than Muslims. How could the Muslims ever hope to compete with events like the Holocaust against the Jews and the millions killed by Stalin’s regime?

        Also, to address Buzz Coastin’s statement about the U.S. military, without any substantiating research I’m going to offer that the Mongols killed more people in their campaigns than the U.S. Military has. 

      • throttle back on the whiskey jack

  4. Post the entire article. They are using targets of civilians mixed with hostiles in trainings. They are not taking pot shots at a civilian Muslim woman.

  5. kimchiicecream.bandcamp.com | Aug 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm |

    skip target practice, send those pansy ass seals directly into conflict like they did all those teenage boys in all the other wars.  boards dont hit back, ladies.  get on the ground and beat yer face.

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