“America stands for freedom
Freedom to exploit.
Freedom to kill.
Freedom to destroy the planet for oil.
Freedom to play God.
Freedom to rig elections.
Freedom for all…
Freedom to break the rules.
Freedom to do as they choose.
And when others do the same,
Freedom to blow them away…”
Following a letter from one of the nation’s leading Muslim advocacy groups, a Navy spokesperson said that a SEAL training facility in Virginia Beach will not use an image of a woman wearing a hijab and aiming a firearm as target practice.
The move was sparked by a letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), addressed to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, following The Virginian-Pilot‘s publication of a photo showing the target, which had not yet been used.
“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,” CAIR director Nihad Awad wrote.
“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,” he reportedly added.
A spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group 2 told The Virginian-Pilot on Friday that the target had been removed and that the Navy “will explore other options for future training.”
Do not let these two very important facts be ignored/distorted by the media.
Michael Laney was an unarmed black man handcuffed and then executed by the Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department.
New “Am I the Enemy” video from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Is this the America you want to live in?