Why wouldn’t they considering all the terrorists they’ve been taking out are Muslim?
(Virginian-Pilot) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking the Pentagon to remove a target depicting a Muslim woman from a new SEAL training range in Virginia Beach.
A photo of the cardboard target, which shows a woman in a head scarf holding a pistol, ran in The Virginian-Pilot on Tuesday. The image shows verses of the Koran 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 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.”
Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which oversees SEAL teams 2,4,8 and 10, dedicated the close quarters combat training range on Monday at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story.
The $11.5 million facility will be used by small groups of SEALs practicing enemy engagement at close range. The 26,500-square foot building contains 52 interconnected spaces, including mock-ups of markets, a hospital, schools, a bank, bus depot and two mosques.