If you have ever shot guns at a range, then you have used a paper target of some sort. I’ve plinked at the standard circles, zombies, a man holding a hostage, and a guy with a gun leveled at me. What I have not seen is a Muslim lady holding a gun:
Paper Target at Joint Base Fort Story in VA Beach of a Muslim Woman
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. . .
Panetta’s press office did not respond to a request for comment. Late Friday, Lt. David Lloyd, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, said the materials in question would not be used on the close quarters combat training range, which was dedicated Monday at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story.
“We have removed this particular target and Arabic writing in question from the range in the near term, and will explore other options for future training,” Lloyd said.
Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which oversees SEAL teams 2, 4, 8 and 10 at Joint Expeditionary Base LIttle Creek, has not yet put the $11.5 million facility to use.
Will everyone be entitled to voice concerns about being on a target? If I were a zombie (and despite blogging late some nights, I am not), I would be angry. Like this poor lady, how do you think she feels: